City Art Centre

Enjoy a visit to the City Art Centre, a main Edinburgh art gallery with one of the best collections of Scottish art. We show interesting exhibitions from our own collections and from all over the world. We can also tempt you with an attractive shop located on the ground floor.

The City Art Centre has a busy programme of exhibitions which change regularly to suit the interests of our visitors. People come to see favourites from the City’s nationally Recognised collection of Scottish art; new work from local or international artists or exhibitions from other countries. Exhibitions of historic and modern photography, contemporary art and design, architecture and the built environment are staged in a rolling programme.  We have shown Egyptian and Roman objects and even featured artwork and costumes from the Star Wars films.

An escalator and lift help you move around six floors, and you can be refreshed by sampling the menus in the café, or buy art books, cards, handbags and jewellery from our ground floor shop.

The City Art Centre is conveniently placed near to the Waverley rail station in the city centre.

 


ArtSpace

Come and explore our brand new ArtSpace in the collection gallery. Have fun experimenting with our inspiring art materials and create landscapes, collages and portraits. This space is open during normal gallery opening times.
 



Download our What's On brochure for July to October 2014 (PDF 1.8 MB), or see the individual listings for events and exhibitions.



Help us choose which paintings are displayed in our winter exhibition!
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The City Art Centre from North Bridge

About

Find out more about the City Art Centre, home to the city's Fine Art collection and a range of exciting exhibitions.

A view of the refurbished cafe with a light lunch being served at one of the waiter service tables

Visitor Information

Details of our opening hours, facilities and where to find us.

Space Age: Exploration, Design and Popular Culture

Exhibitions

The gallery has a selection of fantastic exhibitions for you to enjoy over the coming months.

Alexander Nasmyth, The Port of Leith, 1824

Collections

Find out more about the Fine Art collections of  the City Art Centre.

Festival of Museums 2012

Events

Find out more about our exciting programme of activities and events for families, schools and adults.

The City Art Centre Shop

Shop

The City Art Centre has a beautiful ground floor shop offering a range of tempting gifts, books, art cards and more.

Going bananas

Did you Know?

Going bananas

Did you Know?

Going bananas

The City Art Centre was built in 1899 as a fruit and vegetable warehouse and it was over 50 years before it was transformed into an art gallery.