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The Georgian House

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

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Music and Migration in Georgian Edinburgh: The Story of Felix Yaniewicz

25 June–22 October 2022

This special exhibition will showcase the remarkable story of Felix Yaniewicz (1762–1848), the celebrated Polish-Lithuanian violin virtuoso who settled in Scotland and founded the first Edinburgh music festival in 1815.

Yaniewicz’s cosmopolitan career offers a wealth of colourful detail, beginning in the Polish royal chapel, featuring encounters with Mozart and Haydn in Vienna, an escape from the French Revolution, and a lost Stradivarius.

The exhibition will be a unique opportunity to see historical musical instruments, portraits, letters, autographs, and silver and gold personal possessions – many of which are heirlooms on loan from members of his surviving family. Few of these exhibits have ever been seen in public before.

Entry to the exhibition will be included with admission to the Georgian House.

Book your tickets for a programme of talks, lecture-recitals and performances which accompany the exhibition


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

Visitors may also enjoy handling replica objects, writing with quill pens and Georgian-themed colouring sheets.


We welcome school visits at the Georgian House. For more information, please see our Learning pages.


The Georgian House is a wonderful venue for weddings, receptions, small dinners and special events.

For more information or to make a booking, please see our venue hire pages.