Visiting the Kirk
Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk is a landmark building in the heart of Edinburgh. In 2012 the Kirk was awarded the prestigious 4 Star visitor attraction status by the Scottish Tourist Board / Visit Scotland. It is also recommended by expedia Edinburgh.
The Kirk, Story of Greyfriars Museum and shop are open to the general public between April and October every year but please check our website diary before travelling.
Opening times are -
Monday to Friday 1030-1630
Our knowledgeable volunteers are on hand to welcome visitors, answer any questions, show you around the building, tell you about its unique historical heritage and, of course, the real story of Greyfriars Bobby.
The museum contains an original copy of the National Covenant signed in 1638. It also has an original oil painting of Greyfriars Bobby. The museum also tells the story of religious activity on the Greyfriars site from Franciscan times to the present day.
Group visits (including school parties) can be arranged at any time of the year. They are hosted by our knowledgeable guides can be arranged by submitting our contact form. Tours can range from 20 minutes to one hour incorporating the Kirk, Kirkyard and can be themed to suit the organiser. There is a charge for this service.
Alternatively contact our office on 0131 225 1900 or by email.
Our current guides find meeting visitors both enjoyable and satisfying, and as so many important events have taken place at Greyfriars over the centuries, there is something to interest every visitor. We are always looking for new volunteers to strengthen our team.
See our volunteer page if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer!
Below are the latest images posting in our Flickr group. If you take any photos of your visit, be sure to add them to our flickr group. They might end up here on the website!