The Corstorphine Heritage Centre

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The Corstorphine Trust is a local community association, based at The Corstorphine Heritage Centre (The Dower House) in St. Margaret's Park, Corstorphine. We are dedicated to the stimulation of public interest in the character and history of Corstorphine and encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest. The Corstorphine Trust also plays an important role in safeguarding and forwarding local planning issues. We are a registered charity, and are non-political and non-sectarian. Membership is open to all that are interested in Corstorphine and its wellbeing. An Executive Committee elected from its membership administers the Corstorphine Trust. The Trust organise social events, musical evenings and talks and there is a thriving Local History Group. Small publications and items of local interest are on sale. On the upper level of the Dower House is a small local history museum and archive of many things relating to Corstorphine past and present.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

The Heritage Centre /Dower House, is open between 10am and 12 noon on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings.

Our holdings include many images of the old village and adjoining area. These can be found in old photographs, postcards, slides, drawings and paintings. We also have many documents, newspaper cuttings and maps of the area, as well as some souvenirs and artefacts of yesteryear. We have recently acquired the research papers of the late Miss A.S.Cowper, Trust Historian, who spent over 20 years researching the history of our village. Some local collectors and historians have bequeathed us their collections and additions are always welcome. We also welcome any help and expertise that may advance our Museum and Archive. Over the years the Trust has gathered and preserved many photographs, documents and artefacts that might otherwise have been destroyed, and we wish to continue this. If you think you have anything of interest please contact us. Our Museum shows the development of the village from early times. It shows how major influences like the Church and School have developed and grown. We have on display many maps of the village through the years and can show how the infrastructure, like transport, has developed.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Coins and Medals, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • History of Corstorphine

The Corstorphine Heritage Centre
The Dower House
St. Margaret's Park
EH12 7SX




0131 316 4246

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