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The Georgian House
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The Georgian House

Magnificently restored Edinburgh New Town house with fine collections of paintings, costumes and period furnishings

Planning your visit

There’s no tearoom at the Georgian House, but there are plenty of restaurants and cafés in the surrounding area.

Assistance dogs are welcome.

For more information about planning your visit, please see our drop-down facilities below or our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 0131 225 2160.

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Facilities & access

  • Access to the Georgian House may be difficult: there are six stone stairs into the building, and then further stairs up to the first and second floors and down to the basement.
  • For visitors not wishing to climb stairs, the introductory film and an armchair guide are available on a tablet at the reception desk. There’s also a small retail area in the entrance hall.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

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Baby changing

A Braille guidebook is available.

An activity guide and flashcards are available for children.

Children (and adults!) can dress up in replica costumes in the Activity Room – and wear them as they explore the house if they like!

Guided tours are available for groups by prior arrangement. Please allow 1½ hours, although we’ll tailor the length of the tour to the needs of the group. Groups of 40 or fewer are recommended. There’s a drop-off point outside the house for coaches.

Large-print information is available.

On-street parking is available in Charlotte Square – pay at the parking meters.

Free on-street parking is available in Charlotte Square for Blue Badge holders.

Tours of the house are self-guided, allowing visitors to explore at their own pace. Don’t miss the informative introductory film, Living in a Grand Design

Information panels about the New Town, the owners of No.7 Charlotte Square and fashion can be found on the second floor.

There are information sheets and guides in each room. Explanatory text is available in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

A small shop in the basement sells a range of books, gifts and confectionery.

There’s also a small retail area in the entrance hall.

There’s a subtitled video, as well as written information about each room.

Toilets are available for visitors on the second floor.

A guided touch tour (please book in advance) is available.