Historic Scotland

Opening times

By appointment only. To arrange a visit, call 0131 554 3289 (Monday to Friday).




Trinity House has no visitor car park.

The car park for users of the Kirkgate Shopping Centre, behind Trinity House, is level tarmac and has three accessible bays. Free parking is limited to 90 minutes, after which a charge applies.

Approach to site

The main entrance to the house is up 3 wide stone steps from the street.

The ramped side entrance has a gradient of 1:10 (its lower section is 1:12).


The ground floor, which includes the Master’s Room, is on the level.

There is an audio-visual presentation in the vaults, reached by 9 stone steps (with handrail).

An impressive collection of maritime object is displayed on the first floor. This is up a large, carpeted staircase of 22 even steps (with handrails).

A guide to the collection is available for those unable to access the first floor.


Nearest adapted toilet is at:

Taylor Gardens

It is a RADAR scheme toilet.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome:

  • at all Historic Scotland properties
  • within roofed areas

View our access guide to find out about accessibility at more than 80 of our sites.