The Maltings

The Maltings is open between 2 and 5 pm every Saturday and Sunday, and Monday Holidays, from April to September.

The Trust is based in the Maltings at 6 Riverside, Cramond (beside the stairway). This part of the building was originally the maltings for the Royal Oak Inn which stood in front of it. The hostelry was a haunt of Robert Louis Stevenson and his friends. The topics of discussion were so wide and deep that RLS described it as the “University of Cramond”


The current volunteers at CHT aim to continue this educational input in Cramond by providing a permanent exhibition site in the village showing the history of the area from 8500 BC - our earliest known evidence of human activity in the area. From then, through the Roman a era and the Dark Ages. Then the more modern times of Kirk, Village and the local estates together with the industrial influence on the river by one of Scotland's early Iron works. It is likely that we have one of the oldest continually occupied areas in Scotland.


Our exhibition hall was renovated during the 2015/16 sessions and all the display boards and lighting have been updated. We also took delivery of the recent exhibition on “Dark Goings on in Cramond” from City of Edinburgh Council after its 6 month run in the Museum of Edinburgh.


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The Maltings will also be open every day, 2pm to 5pm, during the Edinburgh Festival.


If you have a group that wishes to visit it out with these times, we would be happy to discuss access for a special opening. Please use the contacts page to get in touch.

For more Historic Cramond

To find detailed information on the many interesting sites around Cramond please go to the Historic Cramond website.

   A collaboration with Smart History - St Andrew's University, Cramond Association and CHT