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Dovecot Studios Ltd, Edinburgh

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4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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  • Title: A fine art gallery ID#: 411883620 Unfortunately, the tapestry studio was not open when we visited but we did have a look round the interesting art exhibition on the Scottish Endarkenment. There...  read more »
  • Went for the dazzle exhibition which was fabulous! Another exhibit was also there, and while it didn't interest me it was well done. Small gift shop available with weaving related items. Definitely wo...  read more »
  • We visited here to view the tapestries in progress from the viewing gallery. My daughter (7) and I really loved seeing the variety of work, colours and broad range of applications for mixed media/fibr...  read more »
  • I've used the Dovecot's meeting facilities before, which are excellent. Well appointed, comfortable rooms with great catering options. The building itself is a sensitive redevelopment of an old swimming baths and has exhibitions, a shop and nice on-site café.
  • I am a fan of this building designed by Architect Malcolm Fraser. It is a great re-use of an old building. I love the combination retaining most of the old building character with some contrasting contemporary inserts for this buildings current practical function. Although it is sad that it could not remain as a swimming baths it was at least brought back to life in a dynamic way through it's new cultural use which hosts regular high calibre exhibitions and events and is home to the Dovecot Studios, allowing the creativity of woven tapestry and textile arts to flourish here in Edinburgh. Not to forget the great little cafe and shop area.
  • They also have a lovely coffee shop.
  • A stunning building that has been sympathetic to it's previous life as Victorian Baths, retaining many of the original details and features. Brilliant shop packed with awesome products, not your average gallery retailer! Lovely cafe with friendly staff, delicious food and their own following. Great exhibitions and constant supporters of Scottish textile students. Definitely worth a visit.
  • If you like tapestry, art, books, or coffee then this is somewhere to go. There is usually a chance to look in on the working floor and see tapestries as they are made, and most likely at least one exhibition - not necessarily cloth-based - to entertain you as well. The retail end has a range of books and bits and then you can go to the cafe... This cafe deserves more attention. Off the main drag and thoroughly understated, the coffee is among the best I've had in Edinburgh and the selection of nibbles is far superior to anything in the area. Whether you care to look around the rest of the building or not - and you should - definitely go for a drink there.
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