We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brass Rubbing Centre - CLOSED

Review Highlights

This was really interesting, the exhibitions change at different points throughout the year. if you... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2013
Tracey v
Handmade Souvenir of Edinburgh

Spent a great afternoon here and left with a stunning Celtic cross rubbing, all my own work!

Reviewed 21 February 2012
Norwalk CT
Read all 14 reviews
All photos (10)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
16 Sep 2013
2 Sep 2013
“Closed for good”
Great family activity where you can make your own personal souvenir to take home from the UK. Offers a unique tourist experience while learning history.
2 Chalmers Close High Street | (opposite Museum of Childhood on Royal Mile), Edinburgh EH1 1SS, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 556 4364
Reviews (14)
Filter reviews
12 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2013

This was really interesting, the exhibitions change at different points throughout the year. if you look on the map for the museum of childhood. get off the bus there and then opposite it is a little walk way and then go down and its on...More

2  Thank Tracey v
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Followed various web site directions, full of anticipation, only to find the center closed for good. Signs were still up on the door, and in the lane leading to the center, but that's all. Shame.

5  Thank Colin B
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Spent a great afternoon here and left with a stunning Celtic cross rubbing, all my own work!

3  Thank JockyB
Reviewed 3 February 2012

A great place to take the children and grandchildren, lots of fun doing the brass rubbing.

Thank Alan226
Reviewed 18 May 2011

We visited the Brass Rubbing Centre in May 2010 and the whole family really enjoyed it. It was a wonderfully quiet, contemplative (and productive!) respite from the tourist hoards on the Royal Mile. We were all eagerly anticipating another similar experience this year--our 8 yo...More

2  Thank raptor99
Reviewed 4 July 2010

The whole family had fun at this place, which is both historically interesting and fun.

Thank Kent W
Reviewed 14 October 2009

The Brass Rubbing Centre was a great way to learn a little history, do something constructive and have a special souvenier of our trip. My husband and I did a smal rubbing, which was quite inexpensive. It took us about 30 minutes to complete the...More

4  Thank luv2drinkchai
Reviewed 27 August 2009

This was a great way to get a personalized souvenir of a trip to the UK - I guarantee no one else has the same one! This is a great way to spend an hour or two, or a good way to create with your...More

4  Thank gelelied
Reviewed 12 August 2009

This is an excellent Centre for all ages. I have now taken my grand children on numerous occasions. Their ages ranging from 4 to 16. The assistant is extremely helpful, and friendly. Prices excellent starting at £1 upwards depending on size of Brass Rubbing. Well...More

1  Thank Dorice-7
Reviewed 1 June 2009

As the rain poured, my teenage son and I were cozy in the Brass Rubbing Center. Excellently run by a friendly helpful woman who said she had been with the center for many years. The choices of rubbing possibilities were quite varied - something suitable...More

Thank ccmgrad
View more reviews
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
Nearby HotelsSee all 151 nearby hotels
Travelodge Edinburgh Central
2 008 reviews
.10 km away
Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre Royal Mile
1 544 reviews
.10 km away
hub by Premier Inn Edinburgh Royal Mile
1 922 reviews
.12 km away
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
4 806 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2 777 nearby restaurants
Tempting Tattie
159 reviews
.06 km away
Wedgwood The Restaurant
2 023 reviews
.06 km away
881 reviews
.08 km away
Mimi's Little Bakehouse
272 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1 270 nearby attractions
Pinnies & Poppy Seeds
152 reviews
.06 km away
Canongate Kirk
138 reviews
.08 km away
Museum of Childhood
1 112 reviews
.09 km away
John Knox House Museum
198 reviews
.04 km away