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.

St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments

Niddry Street, Cowgate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1NQ

0131 650 2806


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

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