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24 Doors of Advent: Tour of General Register House and New Register House

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HM General Register House

2 Princes Street

Edinburgh

EH1 3YY

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National Records of Scotland provides its public services in two of Scotland’s most important public buildings. General Register House was designed by Robert Adam, and opened its doors in 1789, making it one of the oldest purpose-built archive buildings still in its original use. Access to Adam’s magnificent rotunda, a unique statue of George III, as well as a glimpse behind the scenes will be given on this tour. New Register House was designed by Robert Matheson as the home of civil registration in Scotland and opened in 1861.

There will be a special Christmas display and a fly-through video of Register House in 1796 and in the present.

Tours will last approximately 30 minutes.

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