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Image of the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Credit Solen Collet.

Opening Hours for the Centre and John Knox House:

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.

Entry to John Knox House

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.

How to get 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 number 35 goes along the High Street or you can get the number 5, 7, 8 or 14 which stop on North Bridge.

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.

Access Statement


Our Address

43-45 High Street

Telephone: 0131 556 9579

Looking for an event space?

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John Knox House

Walk in the footsteps of its famous inhabitants and hear the drama unfold in every room.

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Story Café

The Café uses good quality, seasonal produce from local suppliers to create a great tasting menu with lots of choice.

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