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 frequently asked questions.

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

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.

3G/4G coverage
Baby changing

A Braille guidebook is available.

Children’s activities
Guided tour

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.

Self-guided trail

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.

Opening times


Please note the house closes 45 mins after the last entry time. *Closed from 23 Dec–2 Jan 2020.

1 Dec–29 Feb 2020*, Wed–Sun, 11.00–15.15 1 Mar–19 Mar, daily, 11.00–15.15 Current period20 Mar–31 May, closed 1 Jun–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.15 1 Nov–30 Nov, daily, 11.00–15.15 1 Dec–28 Feb 2021*, Wed–Sun, 11.00–15.15

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50