24 Doors of Advent

Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.

24 Doors of Advent

About 24 Doors of Advent

Explore some of Edinburgh’s hidden gems through the doors of our real-life Advent Calendar. Each day throughout Advent, a unique Edinburgh location will open its doors to the public. Don’t miss your chance to discover locations like Mansfield Traquair, Custom House, BT Murrayfield or the Anatomical Museum.

Some venues are still to be confirmed.

Please note that some places do require booking in advance.


Sunday 1 December - Bookmarket by The Fruitmarket Gallery | 10am - 6pm

Tuesday 3 December - St Marys Cathedral

Wednesday 4 December - Holyrood Park Education Centre | 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 5 December - National Library of Scotland | 10am - 6pm

Friday 6 December - Trinity House | 12pm - 4pm

Saturday 7 December - Custom House | 10am - 4pm

Sunday 8 December - Mansfield Traquair | 10:30am -3:30pm

Monday 9 December - Augustine's United Church | 10am - 3pm

Tuesday 10 December - St Cuthbert’s Church | 10am - 3pm

Wednesday 11 December - Stills Centre for Photography | 11am - 3pm

Thursday 12 December - Riddles Court | 11am - 4pm

Friday 13 December - Anatomical Museum | 12pm - 4pm

Saturday 14 December - Edinburgh Printmakers

Sunday 15 December - Coburg House | 11am - 4pm

Monday 16 December - Dovecot Studios | 10am - 5pm

Tuesday 17 December - National Records of Scotland | 11am - 4pm

Wednesday 18 December - Canongate Kirk | 11am - 4pm

Thursday 19 December - BT Murrayfield Stadium | 11am - 3pm

Friday 20 December - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre | 11am - 3pm

Saturday 21 December - Robin Chapel | 3.00pm - 6.30pm

Sunday 22 December - Corstorphine Astoria Centre | 12am - 4pm

Monday 23 December - Tynecastle Stadium | 11am - 4pm

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for 24 Doors of Advent are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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