Monday to Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sundays: 12noon – 6pm (July and August only)
The Centre is also open in the evenings and on Sundays when there are events on. Please contact us on 0131 556 9579 for full details.
Entry to the Scottish Storytelling Centre is free.
Adult - £5.00
Concession - £4.00
Children over 7 - £1.00
Children under 7 - Free
Storytours are available for John Knox House, the Scottish Storytelling Centre and the Old Town. More info here.
By train: The Centre is a short walk from Waverley station. Take the Market Street exit and walk up the Scotsman Steps onto North Bridge or exit via Princes Street and walk up North Bridge.
By bus: The Lothian Bus Skylink 300 goes along the High Street in both directions, or you can get Lothian Bus 5, 7, 8 or 14 which all stop on North Bridge, a short distance away.
By car: There is pay-and-display parking on Jeffrey Street and Canongate and a multi-storey car park at St John’s Hill. Visitors can be dropped off outside the centre and there is a taxi rank very close the Centre.
Please consider using public transport as a preferred option when travelling to the Storytelling Centre in order to reduce your carbon footprint.
The Centre has a buggy park and baby-changing facilities located on the ground floor. Our Storytelling Café has a kids menu and there are lots of activities and events at the Centre for children. See what’s on for kids and families on our events page. Our interactive Storywall is located in the Storytelling Court and is extremely popular with children (and adults!).
The Scottish Storytelling Centre is fully accessible to wheelchair users, except the upper floors of John Knox House which can be viewed through an interactive virtual tour on the ground floor. Wheelchair access to the building is located on the John Knox side of the building. Audio loops are available in performance areas and there is braille signage throughout.
43-45 High Street
Telephone: 0131 556 9579
We've got a variety of different spaces that you can book for your own event.
Walk in the footsteps of its famous inhabitants and hear the drama unfold in every room.
The Café uses good quality, seasonal produce from local suppliers to create a great tasting menu with lots of choice.