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Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh

Fruitmarket Gallery sits next to Waverley Station in the city centre. A superb outing for art enthusiasts of all ages, this attraction is free to visit and offers accessible facilities.

Once two market buildings, the gallery features original architecture with contemporary additions. It opened as the Fruitmarket Gallery in 1974 and showcases pieces from Scottish and international artists.

You’ll can really immerse yourself in the local art scene on a visit, with its captivating exhibitions available. There’s plenty to see, from the archive room to the solo performances and displays.

A great example of the kind of work on offer is Janet Cardiff and George Bures Millar’s ‘Night Walk For Edinburgh’. This exhibit involves taking visitors on a 50-minute walk through Edinburgh’s Old Town. The artwork is very hands-on, involving a phone app and headphones.

When it comes to events, Fruitmarket Gallery hosts several! From book and zine events to dance shows, there’s a large variety to choose from.

The best way to end your visit to the space has to be to try local cuisine at the on-site café. You can book a sit-down meal in advance, or simply pop in for a scone and coffee!

Get to know Edinburgh’s lively art scene by coming to this intriguing space…

Image Credits: EdinartCC BY-SA 4.0

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