4. The Great Tapestry of Scotland

4. The Great Tapestry of Scotland

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The brand-new Great Tapestry of Scotland Visitor Centre was commissioned to provide a permanent display for the Great Tapestry of Scotland and was designed by Page and Park Architects. The layout of the building allows for the display of all the tapestry panels in a series of top-lit bays. The windows at the corner of the building give visitors a view great view of the town and hills beyond.

The materials were chosen to match those used elsewhere in the town and, as the building sits in the valley, the varied roof form can be seen from the surrounding areas. The adjacent former Free-Renaissance-style Head Post Office, which dates back to 1894, was incorporated into the Visitor Centre and houses a modern, multi-purpose room. You can find out more on their website.

This building is Category B listed.

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Key Information

Date built:


Look up at:

The corner towers of the Old Post Office.

Building open to the public:

The building is open to the public every day between 9.30am and 5pm from April to October, and you can find the opening times for the rest of the year on their website. The ground floor features a café and gift shop, while the exhibition is housed on the upper level.

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This location is accessible to anyone with mobility issues.
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