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Huntly House, Edinburgh

Lothians: About 0.75 miles east of Edinburgh, Castle, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, at Huntly House (Museum of Edinburgh).

 

Private   NT 265739   OS: 66   EH8 8DD

 

OPEN: Open all year: Mon-Sat, 10.00-17.00; also during Festival, Sun 12.00-17.00; closed Christmas and New Year.
Tel: 0131 529 4143   Web: www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk 

Huntly House, a fine old townhouse, named after the Gordons of Huntly and now housing the Museum of Edinburgh, on the Canongate on the Royal Mile of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. Huntly House, Edinburgh: Museum of Edinburgh (© Martin Coventry)
Huntly House, a fine old townhouse, named after the Gordons of Huntly and now housing the Museum of Edinburgh, on the Canongate on the Royal Mile of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. Huntly House: Museum of Edinburgh (old postcard)

Huntly House, one of the best old buildings in the Old Town, is a group of 16th and 17th century dwellings, rising to three storeys.
  Huntly House was built or remodelled in 1570 for the Achesons, and was used by the Gordon Earls and Marquises of Huntly, and later became the headquarters of the Incorporation of Hammermen (metalworkers), who had the architect Robert Mylne extend their building. 

Huntly House, a fine old townhouse, named after the Gordons of Huntly and now housing the Museum of Edinburgh, on the Canongate on the Royal Mile of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. Huntly House, Edinburgh: Museum of Edinburgh (© Martin Coventry)

The property went to the City of Edinburgh in 1924, and the building is now the Museum of Edinburgh, the main museum of local history for the capital, housing a fine collection of Scottish silver, glassware, clocks, pottery and porcelain, as well as Greyfriar Bobby’s collar and bowl. The museum has recently had an £800,000 refurbishment.
  Painted beams here were taken from Pinkie House in Musselburgh.

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