Please note the Scott Monument is closed Sunday 18th March due to the weather. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We run a lively event and lectures programme in our museums and galleries. We run events for schools (primary and secondary), under 5s, community groups. families and adults.
The Museum of Childhood is now once again open to the public.
Free entry to the grounds
A 16th century tower house with early 19th century additions set in stunning grounds overlooking the Firth of Forth.
Edinburgh's City Observatory, also known as the Playfair Observatory, is a fascinating place, where the optimism and excitement of early scientific advances can still be felt.