Scottish Storytelling Centre - John Knox House

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43 - 45 High Street, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian, EH1 1SR

    The Scottish Storytelling Centre and John Knox House is a home for Scotland's Culture, creating a unique venue that incorporates contemporary design and entertainment with medieval architecture and intrigue.


     

    The Scottish Storytelling Centre and John Knox House is a home for Scotland's Culture, creating a unique venue that incorporates contemporary design and entertainment with medieval architecture and intrigue.

    The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts venue located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, presenting a packed programme of live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, family events and workshops happening all year round. Visit the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile to discover Scotland’s rich story heritage, find our dragon’s nest, enjoy our story wall, browse our bookshop or simply relax in our Café and soak in the atmosphere.

    Let’s start a new story together – Come and discover Scotland's story heritage for yourself.

    Plus, step inside history with John Knox House. Explore beautiful 15th century building craftsmanship, walk in the footsteps of its famous inhabitants and hear the drama unfold in every room.

    John Knox House is associated with one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in Scottish History – The Scottish Reformation – which resulted in the outbreak of civil war and the abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots.

    Look out for the tricks and traps to fool intruders; hunt for the devil hiding in The Oak Room ceiling and try your hand at our portrait puzzles that have stumped many visitors in the past.

     

    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    The Centre is open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm, with additional opening on Sundays from 12noon – 6pm (July and August only).

    Catering

    • Shop Our bookshop is located in the ‘luckenbooths’ of John Knox House and we stock books on Scottish heritage, storytelling, history and children's titles.
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Bar Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop Plenty of unique gifts for visitors to Edinburgh, including postcards, keychains and specialist books on storytelling and Scottish heritage.

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Young People

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Audio Loop

    Location

    • City Location

    Transport

    • On Public Transport Route Lothian Bus Number 35
    • Cycle Rack There is a public cycle rack by the number 35 bus stop outside the Centre.
    • Paid Parking within easy distance

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Edinburgh Princes Street

    Getting there by railway:- Edinburgh Waverley Station

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Edinburgh airport
     

    By car: There is pay-and-display parking on Jeffrey Street and Canongate, and a multi-storey car park at St John’s Hill. Visitors can be dropped off outside the Centre and there is a taxi rank very close the Centre.

    By train: The Centre is a short walk from Waverley station. Take the Market Street exit and walk up the Scotsman Steps onto North Bridge or exit via Princes Street and walk up North Bridge.

    By Bus: The number 35 goes along the High Street or you can get the number 5, 7, 8 or 14 which stop on North Bridge.

     

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