Historic Environment Scotland collects, records and interprets information on the archaeological, architectural, industrial and maritime heritage of the Scottish nation.

Millions of items, including photographs, maps, drawings and documents are made available online, through exhibitions, publications and in the search room. Searchable online databases offer information on 300,000 buildings and sites, and access to 150,000 images.

The organisation also looks after Scotland's national collection of historical aerial photography.

Historic Environment Scotland

Free to all

John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8 9NX

0131 668 8600


Opening times

Tue – Fri, 9.30am – 5pm

Closed 30 Nov, 23 – 31 Dec, 1 - 2 Jan, 3 Apr

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