A landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design, Dovecot Studios is built around a leading international tapestry studio in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Founded in 1912, with weavers from William Morris’s workshops, Dovecot Tapestry Studio continues a century-long heritage of collaborating with leading international artists, from Graham Sutherland to Chris Ofili.

Now housed in a renovated Victorian baths building with a café attached, Dovecot seeks to bring the innovative work of contemporary artists and makers to a wider audience.

The gallery offers an exhibitions and events programme for those who share a passion for making and the creative arts.


Dovecot Studios

Free to all

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1LT

01315 503660

Website

Opening times

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

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

Café
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

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