SWOP members are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of HM General Register House (GRH), one of the oldest custom built archive buildings in the world which is still in continuous use. It is one of the six buildings which are home to the National Records of Scotland.
Opened in 1789, GRH today plays a crucial role as a centre for public access and engagement to our collections, as well as continuing to serve as a physical repository for many of our records.
Tour participants will gain insight into the fascinating history and architecture of this iconic building, come to understand how it functions as a modern research hub, and, last but not least, have the chance to explore and view selected records from our celebrated collections which span over eight centuries.
The tour will begin at 3pm, and should conclude no later than 4:30 (including time to view original records). Places are limited to 15 members. Please apply for a place via eventbrite
Our public café, which is located in New Register House directly adjacent to General Register, will be open from 9:00 to 16:00, should members require lunch or refreshments before the tour.
General Register House address is 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY A location map is available on our website.