Dovecot Gallery & Viewing Balcony open 10.30am – 5.30pm.
Head to Dovecot on Saturday 2 December for 24 Doors of Advent: Edinburghâ€™s Christmas. Take creative inspiration from the Dovecot weavers and their work on show. Then eat, drink and be merry with festive food at Dovecot CafÃ© by Leoâ€™s. This â€˜Great Tasteâ€™ award winning bakery is offering seasonal mince pies and hot drinks while you browse the exceptional range of gifts from design-led makers at the Dovecot Shop.
24 Doors of Advent: Edinburghâ€™s Christmas is an annual event from 1 â€“ 24 December. Each day a building in Edinburgh opens its doors to the public, offering the opportunity for visitors to discover hidden heritage gems and celebrate the cityâ€™s architecture, places and spaces. Entrance is free for all!
Dovecot has a long, varied history and is an integral part of Edinburghâ€™s cultural landscape. The site of the building dates back to a medieval hospital which inspired the streetâ€™s name, although it is best known for its use in recent history as a Victorian swimming baths. The restored Victorian baths now house Dovecot Gallery which is a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design built around a leading international tapestry studio.