Free

Multiple Dates

Doors Open Day: New Register House Tours

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

New Register House

3 West Register Street

Edinburgh

EH1 3YT

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

New Register House is one of Scotland’s most important buildings where National Records of Scotland provides some of its public services. It was designed by Robert Matheson as the home of civil registration in Scotland and opened in 1861.

Its centrepiece is the Dome, a large and striking circular chamber, over 27m (90 feet) high, which consists of five tiers of ironwork shelving and galleries. It’s of considerable interest as a piece of 19th century functional architecture and structural engineering.

New Register House is open to the public from 10 am-4 pm and visitors can drop in to see:

• Special display of historical records on the theme of global connections
• Display of Conservation materials and tools
• Fly-through video of Register House in 1796 and in the present
• For one day only the exhibition 'Prisoners or Patients? Criminal Insanity in Victorian Scotland' will re-open in General Register House

Five tours of New Register House will run throughout the day, from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm, and must be booked in advance. These tours will take visitors through the building and will involve spiral staircases and heights. Visitors should wear comfortable footwear and be aware that the tour route through the building is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

Please note, that only the tours must be booked in advance: visitors are welcome to drop in on the day to New Register House and engage with other activities available and NRS staff.

Share with friends

Location

New Register House

3 West Register Street

Edinburgh

EH1 3YT

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved