We warmly welcome new volunteers to our team. If you are interested in volunteering in the Chapel or visitor centre, or at some events, please email [email protected] and we’ll be back in contact with you.
Yes, Rosslyn Chapel is a working Scottish Episcopal Church. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12noon, a member of the congregation will provide a short prayer service, often reading names from the prayers that have been left by our visitors in the prayer book. Everyone is welcome to join these prayers or continue to look round quietly at that time.
Yes, and you will find full details in the ‘access’ area of the Visit section in this website – click here. The Chapel is accessible to wheelchair users via a ramp. We do have a manual wheelchair situated inside the Chapel which visitors are welcome to use. Access to the Crypt area of the chapel is down thirty three steps and unfortunately at this time is not accessible to wheelchair users. The visitor centre is fully accessible.
Children are very welcome at Rosslyn Chapel. Admission is free for children in a family group and we have some activities available in the visitor centre. Please ask at the counter for our children’s activity sheet. We do ask that, due to space restrictions, pushchairs and prams are left outside the Chapel.
It’s easy to reach Rosslyn Chapel by public transport. Lothian bus service 37 (make sure it is marked for Deanburn) comes from the centre of Edinburgh to Roslin Village. If you get off the bus at the ‘Hotel’ stop, then Rosslyn Chapel is a 2 minute walk along Chapel Loan.
Yes, we have a coffee shop situated in our Visitor Centre, overlooking Roslin Glen. The coffee shop is run by our catering partners, Saltire Hospitality, and as many of the items available as possible are locally sourced. We are delighted to hold the ‘Taste our Best’ recognition from VisitScotland for this. We serve a selection of hot and cold snacks and drinks.
Rosslyn Chapel Trust does not provide Masonic Tours of the Chapel. We can give you details of Masonic guides who can give tours at set times of the day (usually this is between 1pm and 1.45pm). You would have to make your own arrangements with these guides and pay them for their time. For further information, please call us on 0131 440 2159.
Yes, we welcome visitors from all over the world. We offer the opportunity for non-English speaking guides, or guides leading specialist parties, a specific time slot at either 9.30am or 1pm. During this time there will be no information talk given by our own Guides so noise levels will be kept to a minimum. There is only one group booked in per day to these slots so please call in advance to book this time slot. You can find out more in our Groups Guide – click here
Rosslyn Chapel has a team of very knowledgeable guides who provide information talks in English, rather than guided tours, throughout the day. Normally talks last for 15 to 20 minutes and can take place either inside or outside the chapel. Most will begin on the hour but you are advised to phone in advance for the talk times for your particular day of visit.
No. Since the beginning of 2008, there has been no photography or video allowed inside the building to prevent inconvenience to other visitors. However, photography and video is allowed around the exterior of the Chapel for personal use.
The only scheduled days the Chapel is closed to visitors are 24th, 25th December and 1st January. Because the Chapel is a working church, there may also be occasions when the Chapel will be closed for short periods without much advanced notice (funerals, weddings etc). We advise that you check the news section of the website for up-to-date closures.