Visitor Information

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World is the world's longest running butterfly house and one of Scotland's favourite tourist and educational attractions. 


How to get here:

Our address:

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World
at Dobbies Garden World
Melville Nursery
EH18 1AZ

By car

Located just off the Edinburgh City Bypass at the Gilmerton exit or at the Sheriffhall roundabout.

By bus

Lothian Buses: Number 3 and 29 Buses

2017 Admission Prices:

Adults £7.95 
Concessions £6.95 
Children (3 – 15 years old) £5.95
Children (Under 3 years old) FREE
Families from £26.50

Group rates, season tickets and birthday parties available. Contact us for full details.

Please note all prices are subject to change. 

Opening Times:

We're open all year round, seven days a week, except 25th-26th December and 1st January. Our hours vary by the season:

Summer opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm*

Winter opening hours: 10am-5pm* 

*Last admission is 30 mins before closing. 


Disabled and Special Needs Visitors: 

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World offers full disabled access. Authorised carers are admitted free of charge.

Group Bookings:

Group bookings are advised to make an advanced telephone booking to ensure the allocation of a specific time slot for your visit and allow a member of staff to conduct a private handling session if required. 

Dobbies Garden World:

We're located within the grounds of Dobbies Garden World, the largest garden centre in Scotland. A play park, picnic area, toilets and parking are availble. The licenced restaurant serves a range of refreshments, snacks and homecooked meals. 


Fun Fact

Did you know we're located right beside Dobbies Garden Centre in Lasswade?