Join our new Medical History Tour, available on Saturdays in April

Click here to book our special tour.

Tour Times and Prices

Please check our times and prices before visiting. Due to limited availability and capacity, tours can sell out quickly, so consider booking a few days or weeks ahead of your visit. 

We are releasing tours on demand. Please check our booking calendar for availability. Our admissions desk and shop is open half an hour before the first tour and closes when the last tour starts.

Opening Hours

Please note, no admission tickets are required to access our shop and coffee house.

We are a sell-out attraction, and so we strongly recommend pre-booking online to avoid disappointment on the day of your visit. Click here to book.

April First tour Last tour
Monday to Sunday (until the 22nd) 09:00 21:00
Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th 09:30 20:00
Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th 10:00 18:00
May First tour Last tour
Monday to Thursday 10:00 18:00
Friday to Sunday 09:30 19:00
From Saturday 25th May 09:00 21:00



To guarantee entry on the date and at the time of your choice, we ask that you buy your tickets online in advance.

Our Flexi Tickets allow you to change the date and time of your booking for free up to 6 hours before your tour. If you book a standard ticket and wish to change your booking, there will be a £15 rebooking fee.

Prices Standard Tickets Flexi Tickets
Adult £22.50 £25
Child (5 to 15yo)* £16 £19

Dr Arnott’s Sampling Sensation

Uncover the secrets of 17th-century medicine with a hands-on workshop led by an expert from his time, Dr Arnott. As the wealthiest resident of Mary King’s Close, Dr Arnott once owned not one but two properties on the street.

His wealth outstripped even that of his popular and business-savvy neighbour, the local merchant and city burgess, Mary King…The question is, how did he make his fortune? Well, “urine” for a pee-culiar treat!

No under 5s allowed. 

Prices starting from
Adult £32.50
Child (5 to 15yo)* £25

*Click here for the full booking terms & conditions.

** Please note that the tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age for safety reasons. Therefore no child under 5 years will be admitted. Due to the historic nature of the attraction, please review our Access for All page prior to booking your tour.


Find out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions here.

How To Find Us

The Real Mary King’s Close, given its underground nature, can be a little difficult to find!

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