Museums and galleries across the UK are subject to temporary closures. Those that remain open have safety measures in place, please remember to check venue guidelines before visiting.

Draw, doodle, and create your own works of art in the inspiring surroundings of Dovecot Studios.

With exclusive access to Dovecot’s Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony, spark your creativity in one of Edinburgh’s most interesting galleries. Drawing inspiration from the Victorian architecture of our tapestry studio, or the work of the weavers themselves, draw, sketch and take a creative moment for yourself.

The space is inspiring, bright and most importantly safe, with safety measures in place including sanitising stations, distancing markers, and limited ticketing. Seating and clipboards will be provided, and we ask that you bring your own drawing equipment.

Spaces must be booked in advance.

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Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1LT

01315 503660


Opening times

Gallery & Shop
Mon-Sat (10am-5pm)

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony
Mon-Fri (12pm-3pm)
Sat (10am-5pm)

Pinks at Dovecot
Mon 10am-3pm
Tue – Sat 9.30am-5pm

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff we have introducued various measures noted below. We are certified Good to Go by Visit Britain.

  • timed exhibition tickets
  • a one-way system around the building
  • hand-sanitising stations
  • increased cleaning
  • social distancing
  • face-coverings are to be worn throughout the building
  • plexiglass dividers between staff and visitors

Exhibitions and events at Dovecot Studios

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