How to Visit
Dovecot Studios Ltd
10 Infirmary Street
+44 (0)131 550 3660
Gallery & Shop
Gallery & Shop
Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony
Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021
The Dovecot Café is currently closed while we recruit a new café operator.
We are delighted to welcome visitors to Dovecot from 15 July. A number of new measures have been put in place to provide our visitors with the best and safest experience possible.
Our FAQs below explain key information to plan your visit as well as outlining the safety precautions we are taking to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable.
When is Dovecot open?
From 15 to 31 July the Dovecot Gallery and Dovecot Shop will be open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
The Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony will be open on Saturday 18 and 25 July from 10am to 5pm. From 1 August the balcony will reopen Monday to Friday from 12-3pm, and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays.
The Pantry at Dovecot remains temporarily closed, please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.
What measures will you have in place to meet government guidance for visitors?
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.
The architecture of the Dovecot building lends itself to physical distancing and we have put markers in public spaces to encourage staff and visitors to allow 2m distance at all times.
A one-way system has been implemented in our exhibition Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant as well as on our Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony.
Perspex screens have been implemented at our front desk to allow for safe transactions between staff and visitors.
We have increased our cleaning regime across the building with increased frequency to sensitive areas (handrails, handles, and doors) and our toilet facilities.
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 Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant. We request that you book this in advance online and select a time-slot.
You do not need to book a ticket to enter the building.
Do I need to wear a face covering?
According to current guidelines, face coverings are necessary in retail spaces and are therefore necessary in the Dovecot Shop. We also request that you wear a face covering on the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony.