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
New café Pinks at Dovecot will open on 7 November 2020
Dovecot has been open and welcoming visitors back since 15 July 2020. 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?
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 Café 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.
According to current guidelines, face coverings must be worn throughout the building unless you are unable to do so.
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.