National Museum of Scotland: Iconic Edinburgh venue planning to double rooftop terrace area

It already offers some of the most spectacular views of Edinburgh’s Old Town – and now the National Museum of Scotland has revealed plans to double its rooftop terrace area this summer.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 9:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 11:16 am

In response to demand for more socially-distanced external space, the iconic venue, located on Chambers Street, has applied to extend the use of its existing outdoor terrace area.

The former Tower Restaurant closed last year, but the prospect of further Covid relaxations has seen a rise in interest from potential operators, with a closing date for tenders now set to May 21.

Paul Shiells, from the Licensed & Leisure team at Colliers, said: “This week's move to Level 3 is a significant step in the right direction for the hospitality sector.

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"With the venue at The National Museum of Scotland hoping to offer a greater scope for external space, the rooftop terrace area will provide a greater flexibility for future operators, by adding more covers and outside areas.”

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Rooftop views from the closed museum restaurant