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Edinburgh: John Knox House Ticket

Product ID: 111538
Explore one of Edinburgh's only surviving medieval buildings and learn about its most famous residents, key figures from the Scottish Reformation.
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
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  • Visit John Knox House, one of the only original medieval buildings surviving on the Royal Mile
  • Hear the story of the two famous inhabitants of the house, John Knox and James Mossman
  • Look out for the tricks and traps made to fool intruders and hunt for the devil hiding in the Oak Room ceiling
Full description
Walk in the footsteps of the famous inhabitants of one of Edinburgh's most important and fascinating historical houses.

See the only medieval building surviving on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile and learn about its association with one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in Scottish history - the Scottish Reformation.

Look for the tricks and traps made to fool intruders and hunt for the devil hiding in the Oak Room ceiling. Have fun trying to solve the mysterious portrait puzzles that have confused many visitors in the past.

Learn about the time-capsules found buried in the gable wall during an excavation and see the capsule displayed in the window of the bookshop.

With the audio guide, learn about the house's two most fascinating and famous residents - John Knox and James Mosman, who were both important figures in the Scottish Reformation.
  • Entrance to the John Knox House Museum
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

John Knox House, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, UK.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Flash photography
Know before you go
• Written translations of the audio guide in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese are available at reception
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Lacasa is more interesting on the outside than on the inside, although the interior shows what a late medieval house was like and from the beginning of modernity.

October 31, 2019

Excellent presentation

Despite the festival going on, we were able to enter without a wait. This was very well presented, brought the experience of the reformation to life!

August 19, 2019

Nice building and beautiful history

If you like history and architecture this is definitely worth it. John Knox was a famous and important man who you often hear coming back during other tours.

June 6, 2019

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