Previous Visits

Every summer the MHA organises a series of visits to places of local historic interest. We welcome non-MHA members on all our visits as guests of members. Visits may only be booked by MHA members.



23 May: The Edinburgh Synagogue

8 June: Trinity Apse
(A range of dates between early June, early July and early September were offered at Trinity Apse’s request.)

20 June: Penicuik House, Penicuik:

20 July: Canongate Kirkyard

19 September: James Clerk Maxwell Foundation


12 May: St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddrie Street

21 & 22 June: All Aboard! Canal barge cruise , Polwarth Church

19 July: Magdalene Chapel, 14 Cowgate

01 September: George IV Guided Bicentennial Walk



25 & 26 October: Sir Walter Scott Archive Signet Library



All visits cancelled because of the pandemic.



07 May: Newbattle Abbey College, Dalkeith

04 June: Magdalen Chapel 41 Cowgate

24 June: City Archives, Royal Mile

23 July: The Maltings at Cramond

4 September: Black Watch Museum Perth



15 May: Surgeons’ Hall Museum Nicholson St

13 June: Royal Archers’ Hall, 66 Buccleuch St

28 June: Greyfriars Kirk & Churchyard

25 June: Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Row

04 September: Scottish Mining Museum Newtongrange



10 May: Map Library, Causewayside

30 May: Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway and Museum

21 June: Victorian Schoolroom, Leith Walk Primary School, 9 Brunswick Road

27 July: Guided tour of St Giles Cathedral

05 September: Bowhill House, Selkirk



03 May: Edinburgh Museums Collection Centre, 10 Broughton Market (repeat visit)

25 May: Parliament House & Signet Library

21 June: Printmakers Studio, 23 Union St

20 July: Lady Haig Poppy Factory, 9 Warriston Rd

25 September: Bible Lands of Morningside: Walking Tour



19 May: Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill

01 June: Museum of Fire, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, 76-78 Lauriston Place

30 June: National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge

20 July: Trinity House, 99 Kirkgate, Leith

08 September: Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, Backstage Tour



27 May: WW1 Dreghorn Trenches, Dreghorn Barracks

05 June: Royal College of Physicians, Queen Street

01 July: Museums Collection Centre, 10 Broughton Market (off Barony Street)

23 July: Lauriston Castle, 2 Cramond Road South

04 September: Georgian Antiques, 10 Pattison Street (off Leith Links)



01 May: Morningside Parish Church

15 May: Craighouse Campus – including talk by John Sanders on Sydney Mitchell

19 June: Midmar Allotments

25 July: War Poets Collection, Edinburgh Napier University

25 September: Riddles Court