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City Art Centre

During the Science Festival the City Art Centre is transformed into a spectacular science playground offering family entertainment over five floors. A day pass to City Art Centre allows entry to the venue where you can explore a variety of sensational science workshops, demonstrations and drop-in interactive events. 

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the City Art Centre is one of the city's main art galleries. It has one of the best collections of Scottish art and also houses exhibitions from across the world all year round.

Full Access Statement

Facilities at a glance

     The venue has a cafe on the ground floor

     There is a packed lunch area within the building 

     There is also a cloakroom where items can be left at the owners risk.

     There is a buggy park

          There is water available at the cafe

     There are baby changing areas available


Access information at a glance


              This venue is fully wheelchair accessible

               There is level access throughout

    An accessible toilet is available

              There is a lift on site 

             Assistance dogs are welcome 

                     There is low lighting in areas

             There are low level counters

             A hearing loop is available upon request


Getting there

You can travel to City Art Centre on the following Lothian Buses services: 5, 7, 8, 45, 49.

Many of our venues in and around the city centre are easily accessible on foot and by public transport so please consider the environment when planning your travel to and from our events. Public transport information is available from Traveline Scotland - and 0871 200 22 33 - 24 hours a day.

Venue Sponsor

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