John Knox House
- Telephone 0131 556 9579
- Seasonal times Sep 1–Jul 31: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; closed Sun. Jul 1–Aug 31: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm.
- Admission Free entry to SSC; John Knox House £5 (£4; children £1; under 7s free).
This museum on the Royal Mile, containing many decorations and paintings from the 500 years since it was first built, is reputed to be the home of 16th-century Protestant reformer John Knox. The building is occasionally used by the adjacent Scottish Storytelling Centre for special events.
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