City Art Centre

The City Art Centre is an impressive nine storey warehouse located in the heart of Edinburgh close to Waverley station.

Originally constructed between 1899 and 1902, as part of the Scotsman newspaper buildings, it was converted into a gallery in 1980.

The City Art Centre’s aim is to champion historic and contemporary Scottish visual and applied arts. It is one of Edinburgh’s main public art galleries, with a vibrant programme of exhibitions. It is also home to the City’s Nationally Recognised collection of historic and contemporary Scottish art, one of the best in the country, showcased in a series of changing displays.

It has a great shop and the wonderful Mimi’s Bakehouse café on the ground floor. Admission is normally free, although charges may apply for some exhibitions.


2 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Visit Website

0131 529 3993

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Opening times

Daily 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

Exhibitions and events

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Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop

Nearest bus stop

Mound Place


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Header image credit: View of City Art Centre from North Bridge. Photo © Andrew Lee

City Art Centre

2 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DE