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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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!