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John Knox House Museum

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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 3 days ago via mobile

I knew very little about the religious and political upheavals of Edinburgh of the 1500s. John Knox House, named after the Protestant reformer John Knox, who is reputed to have lived there, was a great introduction to this fascinating period in the city's history. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i have always been wanted to come here. The place is small but has alot of information and history. it is worth going in and see it for yourself. staffs are nice. the place has a cafe by the entrance. Adult price is 6£. Children...More

Thank ishib2014
Ella B, Administration & Development Officer at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi ishib2014, Thanks for the lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your visit, and found the museum informative about such an interesting period of Scottish history. Haste ye back! :)

Reviewed 10 October 2018

The John Knox house is a must-see on the Royal Mile. Its located around the center of the Royal mile going downhill. There are restrooms and a cafe inside.

Thank joycep883
Ella B, Administration & Development Officer at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Joyce P, Thanks for the write up, we hope you found your visit to the John Knox House an interesting one. Haste ye Back! :)

Reviewed 8 October 2018

The John Knox House is located half way down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland and is a short walk downhill from St. Giles Cathedral. The ground floor is a large open plan space featuring a cafe. There are also public restrooms on this level....More

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Ella B, Administration & Development Officer at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hi I6962FQjamesl, Thanks for the write up! We certainly think the house is a great wee space to learn more about Old Edinburgh, John Knox, and the Scottish Reformation, so we're glad you found your visit so informative. I'll pass on your great feedback to...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Good interesting history...worth a visit and nice cafe attached.....the house belonged to someone else...

Thank John C
Ella B, Administration & Development Officer at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hi John C, Thank you for your review of John Knox House - we are always glad to hear that it was a pleasant experience. Haste Ye Back!

Reviewed 4 September 2018

I was a bit skeptical given some of the tour guide information on this site, but we were attracted to the beautiful house and ignorant generally about John Knox. Having just been in St. Giles, we were curious and went in. The house has an...More

Thank Douglas T
LindsayCorr, Marketing & Communications Manager at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Many thanks for your lovely write-up Douglas - we are glad you popped in despite some of the information submitted on here - though luckily, the majority agree it's a great wee space with specific intrigue to Old Edinburgh and John Knox and the Scottish...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

This place is not well marked on the Royal Mile and we almost missed it, even using a map app on our phone. £5 each for adult admission, includes a written guide (transcript of the previously provided audio guide) which provides a good perspective on...More

Thank notme2015
Ella B, Administration and Development Officer at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi notme2015, Thanks for the overview of your visit, even if it did take a while to find us! Glad to hear that you liked the various exhibits throughout the house, and that you could take your time to enjoy your surroundings. Haste Ye Back!...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018

A small but significant historic house on the Royal Mile. It housed both the fiery preacher, John Knox, but also the goldsmith for Mary Queen of Scots, John Mossman (not at the same time). The irony is that these two were in opposite camps--Mossman, allied...More

Thank drkiki2015
Ella B, Administration and Development Officer at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi drkiki2015, Thank you for your write up of John Knox House - we are glad to hear you enjoyed the various aspects of the museum inside that shows the history of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, and other house inhabitants beyond the Scottish Reformer John Knox....More

Reviewed 31 May 2018

One of the oldest buildings on the Royal Mile, and one of the most interesting. Knox was a character of great interest in the struggle between protestant and catholic, support for James VI and his mother, Mary, Queen of Scots. The fact that he shared...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Ella B, Administration and Development Officer at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi KevinSadler2364, Thank you for your lovely comments and for sharing your experience of visiting John Knox House, we appreciate you taking the time to comment :)

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

It’s worth spending 30 minutes in the museum to learn more about Knox’s role is shaping the modern church. Good information and informative about both his life and Scotland at the time of his work.

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Ella B, Administration and Development Officer at John Knox House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Jason B, Thank you for your lovely comments on John Knox House - we are glad you found out more about Scotland's Reformer. Haste Ye Back!

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Vladamir2014
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Response from joycep883 | Reviewed this property |
not that busy, I just walked in with no lines
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Response from johnnnita | Reviewed this property |
I would agree that it's a relatively short visit. About 30 minutes seems like a reasonable time. In my review, I noted that the welcome area was a little touristy, but once in the house the various rooms are quite... More
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