John Knox House Museum, Edinburgh Photos

John Knox House (1556) is one of the oldest houses on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. There is no record or evidence to prove or disprove that John Knox ever stayed in this house. Over the years, the legend grew that he presented one of his thundering speeches to the people of Edinburgh from a bow-window on the house, overlooking the High Street. The Knox connection preserved the heritage structure from demolition. The house occupies a tactical point in Edinburgh, as it is next to the original Netherbow - the fortified city gate that was the grand entry to Auld Reekie from the north, which was demolished in 1764 as the High Street was widened.

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High Street looking to John Knox House in middle projecting across sidewalk. Edinburgh, Scotland.Looking up High Street from John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Moubray House & John Knox House , two of the oldest houses in Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Moubray House to left of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
High Street looking to John Knox House in middle projecting across sidewalk. Edinburgh, Scotland.Looking up High Street from John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Moubray House (c1477 foundation & early 17th C facade) & John Knox House (1556), two of the oldest houses in Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Moubray House (c1477 foundation & early 17th C facade) to left of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Masonry details of Moubray House & John Knox House , two of the oldest houses in Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Well head in front of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Well head details in front of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Bronze well head mouth piece in front of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Masonry details of Moubray House (early 17th C) & John Knox House (1556), two of the oldest houses in Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Well head in front of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Well head details in front of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Bronze well head mouth piece in front of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Exterior decoration on John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Entrance to John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Exterior decoration & corner sundial on John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crest on exterior of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Exterior decoration on John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Entrance to John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Exterior decoration & corner sundial on John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crest on exterior of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
John Knox plate in Icones book by Theodore Beza at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Protestant Geneva English bible at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Image of Preacher John Knox on stained-glass window at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace with tiles by Bloempot Tile factory of Rotterdam at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
John Knox plate in Icones book (1580) by Theodore Beza at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Protestant Geneva English bible (1560) at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Image of Preacher John Knox on stained-glass window at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace with tiles by Bloempot Tile factory of Rotterdam at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Goldsmith work table with leather to capture scrap gold at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tiled fireplace at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace tiles at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Painted ceiling panel shows Daughters of Lot from Dean House Edinburgh building at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Goldsmith work table with leather to capture scrap gold at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tiled fireplace at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace tiles at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Painted ceiling panel shows Daughters of Lot (16th C) from Dean House Edinburgh building at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace with carved surround & painted ceramic tiles in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace tiles in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak room paneling details at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace with carved surround & painted ceramic tiles in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace tiles in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak room paneling details at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Landscape painting in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling painting with winged woman in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling painting with bearded creature in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling painting of lobster in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Landscape painting (18th C) in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling painting with winged woman (17th C) in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling painting with bearded creature (c1600) in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling painting of lobster (c1600) in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceiling painting of hawk & rabbit in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Painted ceiling panel shows Cain & Abel from Dean House Edinburgh building at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tiled fireplace at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved oak panel with lion at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceiling painting of hawk & rabbit (c1600) in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Painted ceiling panel shows Cain & Abel (17th C) from Dean House Edinburgh building at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tiled fireplace at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved oak panel with lion (1561) at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Reproduction of Oak room ceiling in original colors at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Storytelling Centre at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Modern versions of antique chairs in Storytelling Centre at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Reproduction of Oak room ceiling in original colors at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Storytelling Centre at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.Modern versions of antique chairs in Storytelling Centre at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland.

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