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Dovecot Studios

Closed Now: 10:30 - 17:30
Open today: 10:30 - 17:30
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brilliant textile exhibition

This was my second visit to the Dovecot Studios where one can look over the balcony of the original... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
England, United Kingdom

A return visit to the Studios, where we enjoyed both the Dazzle display and, especially, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Dovecot Tapestry Studio is a world renowned producer of hand-woven tapestry and gun-tufted rugs. Continuing a century-long heritage of making and collaboration with leading international contemporary artists, the Studio is dedicated to producing...more
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10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 550 3660
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the Dovecot Studios where one can look over the balcony of the original swimming pool onto the weavers whilst they work on their tapestries, see an exhibition, eat in the very good cafe, browse in the shop & generally...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A return visit to the Studios, where we enjoyed both the Dazzle display and, especially, the current “Liberty” presentation. However, the biggest surprise for us, and the fascination came with the history of the building itself, that used to be public baths. Obvious when you...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We did not know this place existed until we watched a TV programme on Chris Ofili’s tapestry. An exhibition runs in the hall next to the front door but the part you must see is the weaving studio which has more limited opening times. Around...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Didn't think I was interested in tapestry but I wish I had been here 20 years ago, I would definitely have had a go! We only came because we had lunch at Leo's Beanery and saw they had another cafe here so walked across. The...More

Thank chasaroodle
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Studios on a couple of previous occasions to look at specific exhibitions, but had not appreciated the chance to watch the current projects from the viewing gallery. It was lucky timing therefore to arrive on a Thursday when the gallery was...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We saw the inspiring Chris Ofili exhibit at the National Gallery in London and knew we must find Dovecot when we got to Edinburgh. Dovecot turned a large watercolor by Ofili into a remarkable tapestry, both of which are on display in London. The weaving...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

My escape from the daily grind that is work. The food is fresh, and tastes delicious. Their selection of teas may be one of the best in Edinburgh. The exhibition space is well sized, and always has something of interest on display. When the going...More

1  Thank hate-popups
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Close to the main sites in Edinburgh this is an opportunity to see tapestries being made and get away from the crowds. We saw an exhibition, the viewing gallery, browsed in the shop and enjoyed a snack in the excellent cafe. The hours when the...More

Thank CliffH1000
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Title: A fine art gallery ID#: 411883620 Unfortunately, the tapestry studio was not open when we visited but we did have a look round the interesting art exhibition on the Scottish Endarkenment. There were works by over 40 Scottish artists . This was a challenging...More

Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went for the dazzle exhibition which was fabulous! Another exhibit was also there, and while it didn't interest me it was well done. Small gift shop available with weaving related items. Definitely worth a visit.

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