The Unbelievable Tour

When & Where

Monday, 1 April 2019 (All day)
National Records of Scotland, HM General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY

Event Details

Do ghosts roam in the historical search room? Were cats once used as an early form of document preservation? Join National Records of Scotland for its first Unbelievable Tour, where we invite you to spot the lies among the truths.

National Records of Scotland provides its public services in two of Scotland’s most important public buildings. General Register House was designed by Robert Adam, and opened its doors in 1789, making it one of the oldest purpose-built archive buildings still in its original use. New Register House was designed by Robert Matheson as the home of civil registration in Scotland and opened in 1861.

Hidden among the wealth of information provided on this tour, are five fibs waiting to be discovered. At the end of the tour we will ask if you were able to tell the fiction from the truth.

There are three tours, 11.30am, 2.00pm and 3.00pm. They will last approximately 40 minutes. To book, please visit: Attendees can also turn up on the day and any remaining spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

**Due to specialist survey work, the Adam Dome is currently closed and we will not be able to include this area on the tours. 


Jocelyn Grant
0131 535 1374



Event Location

National Records of Scotland
HM General Register House
2 Princes Street


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