The Georgian HouseNew Town
An Edinburgh New Town house restored to reflect the lives of those who lived and worked here in the late 18th and early 19th century.
Wander through some of the most prestigious streets and postcodes in Edinburgh, admiring the distinct architecture of the New Town.
Explore the grand, ornately decorated family rooms, where the Lamont family would have entertained guests surrounded by the works of renowned Scottish artists Allan Ramsay, Henry Raeburn and Alexander Nasymth.
Discover the lives of the servants who lived and worked ‘below stairs’ to support the lavish lifestyle of the family upstairs.
View the unique collection of 18th-century household items, from the everyday to the curious.
The story of the Georgian House is the epitome of late 18th-century attitudes and ideologies towards wealth and class. In the late 1700s, this grand townhouse was at the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town development. The house was designed by acclaimed Scottish architect Robert Adam and was a true statement of luxury in an era of enlightenment – for those who could afford it.
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