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Many historic places are still open for visitors, outwith Level 4 COVID protection areas. Book in advance and check if Scottish Government travel restrictions apply before travelling.

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Opening times and getting here

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe. You will not be able to visit the HES Archives and Library without booking online in advance.

To make a booking, email archives@hes.scot and detail all the material you want to consult. We will check your request and confirm by email the availability of all the material. Please do not make a travel booking until we have confirmed the accessibility of the material.

Do let us know in advance if you cannot wear a face covering or if you need assistance in the building.

Open

Tuesday to Friday: 11am to 3pm

Closed

Saturday to Monday

Getting to HES Archives and Library

John Sinclair House
16 Bernard Terrace
Edinburgh
EH8 9NX

HES Archives and Library is located off South Clerk Street in Newington, Edinburgh.

Limited car parking is available for visitors to the rear of the building.

National Grid reference: NT 26 4726

Telephone: 0131 651 6872

Email: archives@hes.scot 

View HES Archives and Library on a Google map

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Opening times

Tuesday to Friday: 11am to 3pm

Advance booking required.

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