Contact

Dovecot Studios Ltd
10 Infirmary Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1LT
+44 (0)131 550 3660
info@dovecotstudios.com

Opening Times

Gallery & Shop

Mon–Sat 10:30am–5:30pm

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Thu, Fri 12–3pm
Sat 10:30am–5:30pm
or by appointment only

Café

Mon-Fri 9am–5pm
Sat 10am–5pm

The Weaving Floor is not accessible to the public but can be observed from the Viewing Balcony. The Viewing Balcony and Gallery are occasionally closed for exhibition installation and events so please call ahead to check opening times and avoid disappointment.

Dovecot

The Infirmary Street Baths were the first public baths in Edinburgh, built in 1885 by Robert Morham. Following the enactment in 1846 to Encourage the Establishment of Public Baths and Wash-houses, baths were built in Scotland from the 1850s to provide accessible washing facilities to improve public health. Until the 1870s women had to attend at different times from men. In the Ladies Baths space at Dovecot, we see an example of their needs being considered in the building design. This space is now used by Dovecot Gallery for events, whilst Dovecot Tapestry Studio occupies the main swimming pool area. Dovecot Gallery promotes contemporary art, craft and design through its vibrant exhibition programme, and invites a wide audience to access the event spaces, Shop and Café and to view the weavers at work in the Tapestry Studio.

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Gallery & Shop

Mon-Sat 10.30am-5.30pm

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Thurs & Fri 12-3pm Sat 10.30am-5.30pm

Café

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 10am-5pm