Georgian House

A light coloured building built in Georgian style
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The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam’s masterpiece of urban design, Charlotte Square. It dates from 1796, when those who could afford it began to escape from the cramped, squalid conditions of Edinburgh’s Old Town to settle in the fashionable New Town. The house’s beautiful china, shining silver, exquisite paintings and furniture all reflect the domestic surroundings and social conditions of the times. Video programme. New touchscreen programme featuring a virtual tour of the house. Nos 5, 6 and 7 Charlotte Square were conveyed to the Trust through National Land Fund procedures in 1966. The lower floors of 7 Charlotte Square were opened in 1975.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

House and shop, 1 to 31 Mar and 1 Nov to 24 Dec, daily 11-3; 1 Apr to 31 Oct, daily 10-5.

Admission charges

Adult £6.50
Family £16.50
1 Parent £11.50
Concession £5

Collection details


Key artists and exhibits

  • Robert Adam
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Edinburgh's Georgian Shadows Lights up the Georgian House

  • 28 February 2017 5:30-8pm
  • 10 March 2017 5:30-8pm
  • 23 March 2017 5:30-8pm

In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 and in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Edinburgh's New Town, we are pleased to invite you to experience the elegance of the Georgian House and meet the first owners, the Lamont family and their household staff.

Come and enjoy an evening tour of this restored New Town house and enjoy a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the wealthy family and the 'below stairs' life of the servants who made the grand lifestyle possible. Finish your tour with a glass of wine in the Drawing Room, and imagine yourself living in this elegant home.

Three nights only: Tuesday 28th February; Friday 10th March; Thursday 23rd March. Time: 17.30-20.00

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Tickets: £12 per person, including refreshments. Kids go free! No need to book - tickets can be purchased at the door.


Georgian House
7 Charlotte Square




0131 226 3318

0131 225 2160


0131 226 3318

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