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John Knox House Museum: Tours & Tickets

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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. Enter this ornate 15th...more
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43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a fairly good museum and historic building. The information sheets you use to guide yourself around are a little dated and could be improved and made more visually appealing. On the whole it was an interesting way to spend an hour. The ceiling...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Provides real insight into the religious conflicts of Scotland. Tells the story in an unique way. A must see.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Randy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had free entry into the museum as part of our Edinburgh pass, and received a friendly welcome, a guide pamphlet and helpful instruction. Before taking the self-guided tour we did have a light lunch at the onsite cafe, excellent coffee and soup/sandwiches. Very interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 23 September 2019

A lovely museum, and a lovely architectural building That is John Knox House. Well worth a visit, if your in the area.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank malc1005
Reviewed 20 September 2019 via mobile

I was really impressed with the John Knox House Museum and its focus on story. The building is a marvel and worth visiting without the stories, but the interpretations and audio storytelling really give the place life. Here we are presented with the struggle between...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PadreJose
Reviewed 22 August 2019

I won't repeat the many descriptions of the building's history nor regurgitate the controversy over whether Knox ever lived or died there. What i will say is that it is an extraordinary thing to walk into a medieval house that still has many architectural details...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

The story of the Mossman-Knox house is a snapshot into the deep forces that tore apart Europe during the Reformation. It is the "Knox House" only because Mossman was in Edinburgh Castle fighting on behalf of Mary Queen of Scots. John Knox was allocated use...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

While passing on the small lanes of old town of Edinburgh I saw the house of the famous John Knox . It's very well preserved home converted to musium Good to go and have a look on the historical persons house

Date of experience: June 2019
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Ella B, Administration and Development Officer at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Hi mehulsb, Thanks for the nice write up, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to John Knox House! Haste ye Back! :)

Reviewed 26 June 2019

Houses alongside the Scottish Storytelling Centre is this museum. All about the life and times of John Knox, the Scottish theologian and leader of the Scottish Reformation. To tour the museum, you have to first enter the storytelling centre and pay at the reception there....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Ella B, Administration and Development Officer at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Hi macedonboy, Thanks for your write up after your visit to John Knox House. We're glad you found your visit interesting, we certainly try to make the information as accessible as possible to all our visitors, but we'll take your comments on board. Haste Ye...More

Reviewed 9 June 2019

The John Knox House is located on the Royal Mile, approximately half-way between the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle. An adult admission is €6 while the concession rate is €5. The admission includes an audio guide that I strongly recommend. There is also a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Ella B, Administration and Development Officer at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

Hi Fitz48, Thanks for your extensive review following your visit to John Knox House Museum. The naming of the house has indeed saved it from demolition on a number of occasions, but agree that it seems a bit of a misnomer given the previous owners!...More

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5 November 2018|
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Response from LindsayCorr | Property representative |
Hi Vladamir2014, You do not need to book for John Knox House - you just come along when suits. The only time of year we assign slots is for Doors Open Day. Thank you, Lindsay
21 August 2017|
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Response from LindsayCorr | Property representative |
It varies from 30 minutes to 3 hours as above will atest! We advise 45 minutes to take in the house properly, but you can stay as long as you like!