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.