What's to see and do?
Explore Edinburgh's hidden natural asset the Water of Leith, visit our fantastic FREE interactive exhibition at the Visitor Centre and discover the river's wildlife and heritage.
The interactive exhibition has three zones:
The Video Zone engages you with a DVD projection of life on the river - the information panels surrounding the unique video well describe the walkway, the river's past, its bridges, its industry, and its people.
The Tall Panel Zone reveals what 'we share the river with .......!!' Focusing on the wildlife that lives in the river's corridor, find out what birds, mammals, invertebrates, fish and plants share the river with us - you can even find out the problems we humans cause.
The Interactive Zone is where the experience comes alive. Cause a flood, try to stop the giant waterwheel turning, control the sluices as you splash around these large stainless steel interactive models. On the unique 'Call of the Wild Wall' listen for the sights and sounds of the river bank. Finally, get up close to the river's creepy crawlies through the video 'Bioscope'.
THE VISITOR CENTRE ALSO HAS A SMALL CAFE SELLING TEAS, COFFEE, BISCUITS AND SNACKS; A GIFT AND BOOK SHOP; MAPS AND INFORMATION POINTS.
THE CENTRE IS ACCESSIBLE TO WHEELCHAIRS THROUGHOUT AND CATERS WELL FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN.