Considered a masterpiece of urban architecture, Georgian House provides a look at city life in the 18th century. Situated in the commercial heart of Edinburgh, the house remains virtually unchanged since its construction in the 1790s, when well-heeled city dwellers began to flee the cramped neighborhoods of the old town. Designed by architect Robert Adam and packed with period china, silver, paintings, and furniture, the house provides a rare glimpse into the domestic and social conditions of the 18th century. Take a self-guided tour of the kitchen, dining rooms, and basement to see how the other half lived in Georgian Edinburgh. Arrange your visit to Georgian House and discover more family-friendly attractions in Edinburgh using our Edinburgh online travel route planner.
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We were on a coach trip and were dropped of in Charlotte Square to do a sightseeing of Edinburgh, which never happened as we spotted this museum across the road from the coach stop. We went and and..... more
We were on a coach trip and were dropped of in Charlotte Square to do a sightseeing of Edinburgh, which never happened as we spotted this museum across the road from the coach stop. We went and and..... more »
It is really a hidden jewel in town. This place wasn’t recommended in any of the guides I consulted for things to do in Edinburgh and got here only thanks to a local girl’s advice. What I loved most..... more
It is really a hidden jewel in town. This place wasn’t recommended in any of the guides I consulted for things to do in Edinburgh and got here only thanks to a local girl’s advice. What I loved most..... more »
Situated in beautiful Charlotte Square, next door to the First Minister's official residence. Nice place for a quick visit. Not too big. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly.
What really makes a visit worthwhile are the staff and volunteers. They are wonderfully welcoming, incredibly knowledgeable and very happy to share lots if interesting anecdotes. The team is led by Sheonagh, who is absolutely brilliant and a real credit to NT Scotland. A fascinating insight into the life of a wealthy Edinburgh family in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
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