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Doors Open Day 2019 at the National Library of Scotland

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National Library of Scotland

George IV Bridge

Edinburgh

EH1 1EW

United Kingdom

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The National Library of Scotland is Scotland’s largest library. Take this opportunity to learn more about the collections and the history of its impressive building. See behind the scenes, including a visit to ‘The Void’, a rarely seen area beneath George IV Bridge. Along with our main exhibition about Scotland’s role in the Enlightenment, there will also be special displays on Doors Open Day about the history, architecture, and opening of the National Library building in 1956.

We will be offering six free guided tours throughout the day. Each one will last for approximately one hour. Tours will start from the reception desk at 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. We can accommodate a maximum of 15 people per tour. Advance booking is preferred, but a small number of places will be available on a first come, first served basis on the day.

The Library has a café selling hot and cold drinks, soup, sandwiches, and cakes. There is also a shop selling books, cards, and gifts.

The main exhibition will be open to visitors from 9.30am – 5pm, and is free of charge.

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National Library of Scotland

George IV Bridge

Edinburgh

EH1 1EW

United Kingdom

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