ladders-gameRosslyn Chapel is a great place for families to visit and admission is free for children, who are part of a family group.

Every day during July and August we will have some extra treats for visitors with a different Living History presenter in the grounds to give us a taste of life in the Middle Ages.  Look out for our Medieval musician, playing some of the instruments that are carved in stone inside the Chapel. Or you might meet a Viking, telling us more about the early history and daily life before the family moved from Norway to Northern France, and became the St Clairs.  You may spot a Lady in Waiting to the St Clairs, showing you the creams, potions and headwear that a rich lady would have worn at the time the Chapel was built.  Or try on some armour and learn about the Battle of Roslin in 1303.  Have a go at archery, or medieval writing.  Due to the nature of the site, we ask that parents and carers should supervise children at all times.

During your visit –

  • try our activity sheet with a wordsearch, quiz and drawing challenge. You can see the activities by following this link.
  • find out the Chapel’s story in our unique ‘ropes and ladders’ game in the visitor centre
  • use our dressing up area to see what you’d look like if alive at the time the chapel was built. Would you be part of the wealthy family or one of the people that worked on the chapel?
  • spot the carvings in the Chapel – how many angels or animals can you see?
  • have a go at the interactives in the visitor centre
  • check out our selection of souvenirs in the gift shop, with many at pocket money prices
  • look out for William the Chapel Cat – is he visiting today?
  • don’t miss the treats in the coffee shop – the hot chocolate is definitely recommended!

Family Visits

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!