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

Things to do


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.


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.

Hands-on activities

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.


An activity guide and flashcards are available for children.


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.