The Georgian House

A fabulous opportunity to view this authentically restored and furnished home to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of the Lamont family back in 1796.

The heart of Charlotte Square

The Georgian House, a grand New Town house in Charlotte Square, was designed by celebrated classical architect Robert Adam in 1790. Three floors have been authentically restored and furnished to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of the first owners, the Lamont family, who moved in in 1796. See also the fabulous kitchen and servant’s room in the basement.

Highlights include:

  • Self-guided tours with information sheets and a guide in each room.
  • 16-minute film “Living in a Grand Design” dramatises a ‘Day in the Life’ of those who lived in the house in the late 18th – early 19th century.
  • Replica costumes (for all ages), handling objects in some rooms, and children’s activity guide.
  • Special Exhibition on second floor: Music and Migration in Georgian Edinburgh – the Story of Felix Yaniewicz

Georgian House is a visitor attraction and is open to the public for 10 months of the year. It will remain open for other visitors during Doors Open Day on Sunday 25th September.

Booking details:

No advanced booking required

Tour information:

Self-guided tours with information sheets and a guide in each room

Event information:

Watch "Living in a Grand Design" 


Sunday 25th September

Opening times: 

10.00am – 4.00pm (last admission 3.30pm)


7 Charlotte Square




  • Hearing Loop
  • Toilets
  • Not an accessible building