John Knox House

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Opening times
Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm
The House is open on Sundays from 12pm - 6pm in July and August

Admission prices
Adult - £5.00
Concession - £4.00
Children over 7 - £1.00
Children under 7 - Free

For storytelling tours of John Knox House (20+), please email Moira Hay in advance at or call +44 (0)131 556 9579.

Dating back to 1470, and now incorporated into the Scottish Storytelling Centre, John Knox House is one of Scotland's greatest cultural treasures and is associated with the most dramatic events in Scotland's turbulent history. Located in The Netherbow, the halfway point in the Royal Mile and the site of Edinburgh's medieval gateway, the House was the home of James Mossman, goldsmith to Mary Queen of Scots, and became known as the final residence of John Knox, the Protestant reformer.

On three floors, the exhibition highlights the building's beautiful craftsmanship and the stories of its famous inhabitants. Come close to the most dramatic conflicts in Scotland's history. Stand where they stood and hear the drama in their own words.

The original Netherbow bell, cast in 1621, and a carved stone plaque from the Port (or Gate) have been reinstated in the Storytelling Centre's bell tower. A plaster cast of the Netherbow bell is also available for viewing in the ringing-room at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral.

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