Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Scottish Museum, Lecture Theatre and exhibition rooms
City or county: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Museum  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lothian Road(?)  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 619581961Build/construction 
Item 2 of 613 February 1959 Scheme accepted'Dean of Guild Court approved 170,000 extension to Royal Scottish Museum, Lothian-st., including [combined] lecture hall/cinema and three additional exhibition rooms.' per Builder p345
Item 3 of 620 February 1959 Scheme accepted'170,000 extension to the Royal Scottish the Ministry of Works...approved by Dean of Guild Court.' per Builder p389
Item 4 of 613 March 1959 Proposed'lecture hall planned' per Builder p529
Item 5 of 610 April 1959 Build/construction'London (MoW). Contracts placed for week ended April 10:-Midlothian: Royal Scottish lecture hall, Thaw & Campbell, Ltd., 136 Paton-st., Glagow, E1.' per Builder 24 April 1959 p799
Item 6 of 61961 Openedsometime after July 1961 per Builder 7 July 1961 p18


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA19581961With Stewart Sim as Chief Architect
Item 2 of 2Stewart SimArchitectA19581961As architect for Ministry of Works


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Ministry of Public Building and Works 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Industrial Museum 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp187

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder13 February 1959  p345
Item 2 of 6Builder20 February 1959  p389
Item 3 of 6Builder13 March 1959  p529
Item 4 of 6Builder24 April 1959  p799
Item 5 of 6Builder7 July 1961  'Scottish Ministry Architect Retires' p18
Item 6 of 6Building18 November 1966  p180