St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments

Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ

This outstanding display of early keyboard and plucked string instruments is part of the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, housed in the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland (1763). It includes harpsichords, clavichords, fortepianos, organs, harps, lutes and guitars from the 16th century to the present day.

Venue information

Opening times

Tues – Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, last admission 4:30 pm.

Sat: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, last admission 4:30 pm.

Saturdays in August: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, last admission 4:30 pm


"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)