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Evening of Archives and Artefacts

Hold history in your hands with Mercat Tour’s underground tour and expert-led workshop.

Blair Street Underground Vaults

Royal Mile

11th April 2024
Adult: £26.00; Child: £18.00; Concession: £24.00

Venue Key Features

Hearing Loop

Venue Accessibility

Access guide

Hearing Loop

Level access from entrance to reception

Taking place for one evening only, Mercat Tours invite guests to view and handle objects uncovered during the excavation of the Blair Street Underground Vaults – the city’s oldest, deepest vaults.

Built in the 18th century beneath South Bridge, Mercat Tours are the only walking tour company with access to the Blair Street Underground Vaults. Your expert storyteller will lead you deep underground and together you’ll explore its perfectly preserved history.

After a tour of the vaults, you’ll head to Megget’s Cellar – Mercat Tours’ underground suite. Here you’ll have a unique opportunity to get hands-on with an interactive workshop. Handle and examine artefacts discovered in the vaults and examine maps, plans, street directories and newspaper articles that record the planning and building of South Bridge.

Suitable for 5 years+ The tour will start from the Mercat Cross on the High Street and will last 2 hours.

For further details and to book tickets go to Evening of Archives and Artefacts.

A glass bell shaped cloche jar Artefacts found in Edinburgh's underground vaults.