Visit our Search Rooms in Edinburgh
The main entrance to General Register House (GRH) is closed until further notice to allow for specialist work on the Adam Dome in General Register House, one of the world’s oldest custom built archive buildings still in its original use.
Search room facilities remain open by appointment only and all visitors to the Historical Search Room and Dundas Search Room should report to the relevant search room via the Garden Entrance. Signage is in place to direct customers and visitors.
All other visitors should go to the main reception area or the accessible reception, both at New Register House.
We recommend that you read the following pages before your visit. They cover opening times, readers' tickets, seat booking, fees and charges, search room regulations and research services.
- Historical Search Room (including access to Maps and Plans)
- Legal Search Room
- ScotlandsPeople Centre (for family history research)
- Disabled access and facilities
Find out more about The Archivists' Garden