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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...more
We saw a new exhibition on TV news. We decided to visit the museum while on a trip to Edinburgh. The sixties photographs taken by Robert Blomfield were wonderful. Sad to think that many of the streets are not there anymore. If you go make...More
Newly reopened after a refit, this is now a smart, accessible gallery with a good shop and a very pleasant semi- attached cafe.
We just missed the opening of the Blomfield street photography exhibition but the Edwin Lucas exhibition was very interesting. The artist was...More
Very impressed by the selection of art and exhibits. A must see is Edwin Lucas exhibition. This artist was never accepted by galleries yet now is highly regarded as one of the greats of his time who had no formal art background. His work completely...More
This is a free art centre in the heart of Edinburgh which features different exhibitions. The quality will depend on the exhibitions at the time and your own personal taste. There are four spaces with lifts and escalators for access and a small but reasonable...More
In a City of many art galleries, this is one that we had not visited before so it was good to put that right. Our particular interest was the basement display of past and contemporary photographs. The early 19th century images were especially impressive ,...More
I can't fathom why a big city contemporary art museum would close most of it's huge building during the height of the tourist season. We stopped by here thinking we'd see some contemporary Scottish artists, but the entire building was closed except the basement which...More
went to the city art centre today to see an exhibition but unfortunately, most of the halls were closed for installation of new exhibits the one that was open was interesting lots of old photos about the city.
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.