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Our FAQs below explain key information to plan your visit for when we can safely reopen. The various safety precautions we are taking to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable are also outlined.

When is Dovecot open?

Dovecot Gallery and Shop is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

The Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony is open Monday to Friday from 12-3pm, and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays.

Dovecot Studios Café, is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm and offers both sit in and takeaway options.

What measures will you have in place to meet government guidance for visitors?

Risk assessments

Risk assessments have been carried out for both staff and visitor operations. These are regularly reviewed and take into account the latest guidance from the Scottish Government.

Timed exhibition tickets

We have implemented a booking system for our exhibition tickets with pre-booked slots to limit the number of visitors to the exhibition.

Face coverings

We are encouraging face coverings to be worn throughout the building unless you are unable to do so.

Increased cleaning

We have increased our cleaning regime across the building with increased frequency to sensitive areas (handrails, handles, and doors) and our toilet facilities.

Hand sanitiser

There are hand sanitising stations available as you enter and leave the building.

Do I need to book a ticket to access the building?

An exhibition ticket is required for some of our current exhibitions. We suggest that you book this in advance online.

You do not need to book a ticket to enter the building.


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We will be open every Sunday in August

Gallery & Shop

Mon–Sat: 10am–5pm (including Sundays during August)

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Mon-Fri: 12–3pm
Sat: 10am–5pm

Festival Opening Times 2022:

Mon-Sun 9.30am-5pm*
Monday 1st August–Monday 29th August 2022

*Late night opening on every Thursday until 8pm


Dovecot Studios Cafe 

Monday - Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Late night on Thursday till 8pm