Panmure House

Venue details
4 Lochend Close
Edinburgh Area
Fringe Venue
About the venue

Panmure House is the final remaining home of Adam Smith, often considered the  "father of modern economics."

The Old Town house was originally built in 1691. Smith occupied the House between 1778 and 1790, during which time he completed the final editions of his master works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations.

In 2008, Edinburgh Business School and Heriot-Watt University undertook to rescue this historic building from dereliction. Following a 10-year, £5.6m renovation, Panmure was formally opened in November 2018.

The House provides a forum through its events to "provide world-influencing social and economic debate and research, convening in the name of Adam Smith to effect positive change and forge global, future-focussed networks". 

The House is not open to the public all year round, but during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival it hosts some shows and in September participates in the annual Doors Open Day.

Smith's final resting place is just around the corner in the graveyard at Canongate Kirk.


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