• Doors Open Day 2018

Dovecot is participating in Doors Open Day 2018!

This year we are celebrating The Year of Young People and will be highlighting Dovecot’s long and varied history as an integral part of Edinburgh’s cultural landscape.

The site of the building dates back to a medieval hospital which inspired the street names in the surrounding area, although it is best known for its use in recent history as a Victorian swimming baths. The baths were converted in 2008 to house the Dovecot Tapestry Studio and Gallery that stand today. Dovecot is a multi-generational attraction and our Apprenticeship programme is aimed at people of all ages and skill levels. Dovecot has always been about passing on traditional knowledge and skills to the next generation.

Doors Open Day attendees will be able to attend the exhibition LIBERTY Art Fabrics & Fashion with a 50% discount on General Admission Tickets and under 16’s are FREE. There will also be a selection of tours throughout the day, these will be on a first come, first served basis.

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Important Update 

Dovecot Studios will be closed to the public from Sunday 19 May to Sunday 16 June 2024


Gallery & Shop

Monday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Please note, Dovecot Studios will be open on Sunday 12 May, 10am - 3pm, for the final weekend of Andy Warhol: The Textiles


Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Monday - Friday: 12pm – 3pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm



Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm