Doors open day 2021 - Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House
We're pleased to be back in person for Edinburgh Doors Open Day in 2021, and would love to see you in the Meeting House.
If you can't make it, there's our virtual tour from last year, which shows you around the meeting house, and gives a flavour of how we use the building, and Quaker beliefs. There's also more information about the history of the building and the history of Quakers in Edinburgh.
Doors Open Day 2020
About the meeting house
Edinburgh’s Quaker Meeting House was built as the United Original Secession Church in 1865. The building was sold to the Boys Brigade in 1956 and was then modified by Basil Spence Architects. It has been in Quaker hands since 1987. It stands at the foot of Upper Bow, on Victoria Terrace, enjoying views of Victoria Street and across the city towards the Pentlands. The exterior is a fine example of Italian Revival style. The Meeting House is well-used by Quakers, the wider community and as the Venue 40 Fringe venue.
- Quakers in Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House,7 Victoria Terrace [PDF leaflet]
- A brief history of Quakers in Edinburgh
- Architectural information about the Quaker Meeting House [PDF]