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Established in 1763, St Cecilia's Hall is the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland.

Recently reopened after a major £6.5m renovation, the venue incorporates a Concert Room and world-leading Music Museum.

St Cecilia's Hall is a Georgian treasure chest housing one of the world's most important collections of historic musical instruments.

Originally designed by Robert Mylne for the Edinburgh Musical Society, it is located just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

The Hall has a lively programme of adult and family events, education workshops, group tours, concerts, private and corporate events.

A visitor’s app (available in both Apple and Android format) allows you to access the sounds and stories of the building and its musical instruments.

Concert Room

St Cecilia's Hall's beautiful, elliptical Concert Room has a capacity of 200.

It hosts a range of concerts, recitals and public events and is regularly used as a venue during the Edinburgh International Festival.

The Concert Room, and surrounding galleries, are the only place in the world that you can hear 18th-century music being played on 18th-century instruments in an 18th-century setting.

Music Museum

Arranged over four galleries, the Music Museum brings together the University's historic and unparalleled collection of musical instruments from across the globe, including its world-famous harpsichords. 

The collection is a Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland, with many instruments still playable.

The emphasis is on instruments that are no longer in regular current use and the instruments are supplemented by an archive of original materials, working papers and a sound archive.

The building features a dedicated space for the conservation of instruments, which you can see while visiting the Museum.

Find out more on the St Cecilia's Hall website

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