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Cockburn Association Open Doors Day

September 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

We’re open 11am-4pm on Saturday 24 September as part of Doors Open Day.

Come and discover the first church built in the New Town of Edinburgh in 1784.

5532d39832ca5Explore the history of St Andrew’s Church 

Our exhibition takes you through key moments in more than 200 years of history, and supporting material allows you to discover more about the architecture of the building and about the people who shaped its history


1-IMG_1841-001Discover the building

The church was built to an unique elliptical plan to serve the grand houses of the New Town. Its historic  interior of  richly decorated ceiling, chandelier and box pews are still in use as a working church and as a venue for concerts and events.


StAStGW Wells Kennedy Organ

Discover the Organ

From 11am – 12.30pm Brigitte Harris, Director of Music will show visitors the fine Wells-Kennedy Organ, set in the gallery of the south wall of this elliptical building to make best use of the acoustic.


11 Inventory Check All present

 Discover the oldest peal of bells in Scotland

From 1-3pm Tower Captain Mike Clay and colleagues will be on hand to show you round the oldest peal of bells in Scotland



home made cakes at the Undercroft Cafe EdinburghDiscover The Undercroft Cafe

The café will make a special opening on Saturday with its usual  delicious soups, sandwiches, baking and more. Normally it’s closed at the weekend so come along and try our fabulous, home made, garden sourced, great value food.


Everybody is welcome – come in and explore!




September 24, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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St Andrew’s and St George’s West
13 George Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PA United Kingdom
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0131 225 3847
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