Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

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The Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh is a Category B listed building in Edinburgh, Scotland, situated on Victoria Terrace in the city's Old Town. It is the central meeting house for members of the Quakers in Edinburgh. There is also another Quaker meeting held in the Open Door cafe in Morningside in the south of the city. [1]

The three-storey Italian Gothic church was built by architects Paterson and Shiells in 1865–66. [2] It can be accessed from the Lawnmarket or from George IV Bridge, [3] via a terrace that overlooks Victoria Street. [4]

As a religious building, it is managed by the South East Scotland Area Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). [3] It is also used as a venue (Venue 40) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every August.

There are four event spaces in the building: [3]

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  2. "7 Victoria Terrace, Quaker Meeting House". Historic Scotland . Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 "Home". Edinburgh Quaker. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  4. "Quaker Meeting House". Edinburgh Guide . Retrieved 21 March 2016.

Coordinates: 55°56′56″N3°11′37″W / 55.94881°N 3.19364°W / 55.94881; -3.19364