Panmure House Doors Open Day


Explore the former home of Adam Smith, the Scottish economist and philosopher who was a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment.

Panmure House Exterior
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Royal Mile

12th April - 13th April
Free, but ticketed

Built in the 17th century, Smith lived here from 1778 to 1790 and entertained leading figures of the time including Robert Adam, Edmund Burke, Adam Ferguson and James Hutton.

Not normally open to the public, this is a rare chance to tour the house. Visitors will be able to view a rare edition of The Theory of Moral Sentiments (not usually on display at the house), as well as explore the Smith Library Restoration, a partial reconstruction of the book collection Smith held when he lived at Panmure House.

Taking place on Friday 12 April and Saturday 13 April 2024, self-guided tours runs from 10am until 3pm each day. It is free to attend, but tickets should be prebooked.

Panmure House is located at 4 Lochend Close, just off the Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage site. The house is equipped with internal and external lifts – visitors who require use of the external lift are requested to contact the venue in advance. There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor.

For more information and to book tickets see Panmure House Doors Open Day.


Panmure House Reading Room
Panmure House Bookcase
Dictionary in Panmure House