Georgian House - EdinburghWritten by Administrator
This is a restored Edinburgh town house filled with Georgian treasures: furniture, silver, porcelain and fine paintings.
Step back in time to the elegance and refinement of Edinburgh's New Town in the late 18th century - a time when Edinburgh's well-to-do left the cramped, squalid conditions of the Old Town to settle in the fashionable New Town.
Imagine how it must have felt to be John Lamont, the first owner of this magnificent Robert Adam designed town house - and to pay just £1,800 for the privilege! Explore John’s home to discover what life was like for the wealthy in Edinburgh 200 years ago.
Contrast this with the ‘below stairs’ life of the household staff who made this elegant lifestyle possible.
The exquisite collections of china, silver, paintings and furniture all reflect the domestic life and social and economic context of the times.
Don't miss our short film, 'Living in a Grand Design', which depicts life in Edinburgh's New Town. Find out more about New Town life from the touch screen computers in the basement - history at your fingertips!
On Saturday afternoons during July and August visitors can experience a flavour of 18th-century life with guides in costume in some of the display rooms. Costumed, scripted tours of the house take place in November each year. This a National Trust for Scotland property, for more information including opening hours and admission fees please see the website.