Visited the house on a quiet Thursday morning and took the audio tour with handset. The staff were extremely helpful and took time to explain the tour and house, shop and cafe... read more
Dating back to 1470, and now incorporated into the Scottish...
Dating back to 1470, and now incorporated into the Scottish Storytelling Centre, John Knox House is one of Scotland's greatest cultural treasures and is associated with the most dramatic events in Scotland's turbulent history.
Located at The Netherbow, the halfway point on the Royal Mile and the site of Edinburgh's medieval gateway, the House was the home of James Mossman, goldsmith to Mary, Queen of Scots, and became known as the final residence of John Knox, the Protestant Reformer.
On three floors, the exhibition highlights the building's beautiful craftsmanship and the stories of its famous inhabitants. Come close to the most dramatic conflicts in Scotland's history. Stand where they stood and hear the drama in their own words.
The original Netherbow bell, cast in 1621, and a carved stone plaque from the Port (or Gate) have been reinstated in the Storytelling Centre's bell tower.
We also offer Audio guides for £1 and you can also experience one of the Centre's bespoke tours of John Knox House and the surrounding Netherbow area.
Opening times: Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm. The House is open on Sundays from 12-6pm in July and August. Admission prices: Adult - £5, Concession - £4, Children over 7 - £1, Children under 7 - Free.