- Box office 0131 529 3963
- General enquiries 0131 336 2060
- Opening times Access by guided tour only: 1 Apr–31 Oct Mon–Thu, Sat & Sun at 2pm; 1 Nov–31 Mar Sat & Sun at 2pm.
- Website www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/…
The 16th century tower house of Lauriston Castle looks over the Firth of Forth from its beautiful manicured gardens, which include the Japanese garden and several croquet courts. A number of events are held at the castle throughout the year, including historically themed puppet shows for children and lectures in the evening.
Step inside Lauriston Castle and see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs Reid.
The Castle and the collections it contains are some of Scotland’s greatest gifts. The elegant interiors of the house are the work of Mrs Reid's husband, Mr W R Reid, the owner of Morison & Co, a leading Edinburgh cabinet making business.
The beautiful grounds were laid out by William Henry Playfair in the 1840s. The award-winning Japanese Friendship garden, gifted by the prefecture of Kyoto, is a tranquil place to contemplate.
A wide range of art and craft workshops, living history events and lectures take place throughout the year. School parties, group visits and community groups are all welcome – to book contact the castle.
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Art in the Garden
There's a watercolour artist on hand to teach your the tricks of the art from, or you can get crafty with felt and collage making.
Hand Felted Bunting
It's time to think twee and create some gingham, buttoned bunting for your home.
Kings and Queens
Travel backwards through time as you learn about kings and queens of days gone by, before making your own jewel-encrusted goblets (nb: 'jewels' may not be genuine precious stones …).
Living Lauriston: At Home
A chance to observe the ways of life back in the day, as the servants go about their jobs, preparing tea for the family.
The Secret Room
Travel back in time to a secret room in the castle whose mysterious past is conjured up by a cast of storytellers and magicians. Ages 10+.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
It's a big bear bonanza today – a teddy hunt in the wood, teddy bear stories, a prize for best-dressed ted (better get the glad rags out) and the chance to get crafty and create some bear bunting for your bedroom.
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