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Art & Culture

Get lost in the plethora of museums, galleries and theatres that make Edinburgh one of the world's cultural capitals

9 can’t-miss museums in Edinburgh
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9 can’t-miss museums in Edinburgh

Whether you’re interested in local history or nature, blazing fires or cold hard cash

Art galleries in Edinburgh you need to check out
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Art galleries in Edinburgh you need to check out

Discover works by contemporary artists from home and abroad

Avid reader? These are Edinburgh’s best bookshops
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Avid reader? These are Edinburgh’s best bookshops

You’re about to dive into Unesco’s first City of Literature. Erm, read on?

The absolute best theatres in Edinburgh
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The absolute best theatres in Edinburgh

Home to the world’s biggest arts festival, Edinburgh boasts a thriving theatre calendar

6 incredible clubs in Edinburgh
Clubs

6 incredible clubs in Edinburgh

Here you’ll find intimate clubs with DJ line-ups to rival much bigger metropolises

Where to get your culture on

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

This 1889 gothic-style building tells the tale of Scotland since the 16th century

Summerhall
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Summerhall

Formerly a veterinary school, Summerhall is now a cutting-edge art and performance space

National Gallery Of Scotland Complex
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National Gallery Of Scotland Complex

In the heart of the city, the gallery hosts a permanent collection of classical art

Stills Gallery
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Stills Gallery

This photography centre built in 1977 offers production facilities and educational courses

The best museums and galleries in Edinburgh

Museum Of Childhood
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Museum Of Childhood

This institution combines a vast collection of toys with artefacts from childhoods past

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Fruitmarket Gallery
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Fruitmarket Gallery

Expect exhibitions by a range of influential British and international artists with a particular emphasis on Scots

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
Museum of Edinburgh
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Museum of Edinburgh

Set in a 16th century townhouse and its adjoining properties, this museum overflows with history

Ingleby Gallery
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Ingleby Gallery

This repurposed former gig venue is now a versatile exhibition space