We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

City Art Centre

2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, Scotland
+44 131 529 3993
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Cafe.....

Excellent resturant and good food. Staff were very welcoming as well. Not really been my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Timothy W
via mobile
Ok place

Here for the Edinburgh science festival which my children are enjoying. The toilets are disgusting... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
AHA2008
,
Prestonpans, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 88 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
Located in the heart of Edinburgh close to Waverley train station, the City Art Centre’s aim is to champion historic and contemporary Scottish visual and applied arts. Artworks from our nationally Recognised collection of Scottish art are displayed on a rotating basis. Visitors can also enjoy our richly diverse programme of changing exhibitions, which include historic and modern Scottish painting and photography, as well as contemporary art and craft.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
Opens in 1 min
Hours
Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
CONTACT
Website
+44 131 529 3993
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Edinburgh
from US$36,40
More Info
from US$63,20
More Info
from US$50,80
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (88)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"waverley station"
in 9 reviews
"extensive collection"
in 2 reviews
"free entry"
in 2 reviews
"scones"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"exhibition"
in 36 reviews
"galleries"
in 9 reviews
"escalator"
in 4 reviews
"alphabet"
in 2 reviews
"watercolor"
in 4 reviews
"prints"
in 3 reviews
"drawing"
in 4 reviews
"debate"
in 2 reviews
"admission"
in 4 reviews
"century"
in 4 reviews
"photographs"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent resturant and good food. Staff were very welcoming as well. Not really been my experience in many other hotels and cafes. I enjoyed the dish of the day and the coffee. Close to the train station.

Thank Timothy W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Here for the Edinburgh science festival which my children are enjoying. The toilets are disgusting and need a good clean!!!

Thank AHA2008
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a superb guided walk around an eclectic mix of art works, made up of lesser known works from the collections, which are not often on display. The conversation, debate and lively encouragement of the guide, Mr Ernie Rossi, made the whole thing such...More

Thank Paul D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is a good place for a quick visit or longer depending on the exhibits . This time they were not to our taste but worth a visit. Good access they have stairs a lift and escalators to all floors. There's a gift and coffee...More

Thank KITTEN86
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We wanted to see an exhibition on the 4th floor - but they hadn’t been able to open it: No indication on the web site. Then we stumbled on an exhibition on the third floor, which wasn’t open yet, but were able to wander around...More

Thank MatthewHelbert
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Visited here to see ‘ A Fine Line’ exhibition. Spent about a good half an hour looking around. It was an interesting and thought provoking exhibition. Great to pop in during our trip to Edinburgh and admission was free.

Thank Rachel L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

What!? This is Edinburgh but this place where I'd liked to have looked at the art on display on our short holiday here we were told is closed every Monday and Tuesday!! Why? Can't even complain about the food in the cafe as most of...More

Thank Paddymaginty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This is across the road from the main station. It's a museum really, but has art too. The material is presented in quite a pleasing way, plenty of space. It covers everything from fashion to sculpture to art to brewing implements! Free entry. Not many...More

Thank Flossie712015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This Centre is definitely worth visiting and has a very extensive collection of permanent and temporary exhibitions. It is right adjacent to Waverley Station so if you head for the exit on the other side from Princes Street it is right in front of you....More

Thank profjoypc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We found Edinburgh Alphabet exhibition very insightful and enjoyable. Staff was very polite and informative. Nicely curated.

Thank Maria S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 151 hotels in Edinburgh
The Inn Place
407 reviews
.06 km away
The Scotsman Hotel
2 687 reviews
.07 km away
Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
1 070 reviews
.11 km away
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
2 460 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant
1 736 reviews
.06 km away
Krua Khun Mae Thai Restaurant
424 reviews
.06 km away
La Locanda Italian Bistro Edinburgh
526 reviews
.07 km away
Laila's Mediterranean Bistro
1 062 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Edinburgh Old Town
12 611 reviews
.09 km away
Holyrood Abbey
885 reviews
.13 km away
North Bridge
85 reviews
.09 km away
Estatua David Hume
38 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from City Art Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;