45 Market St
EH1 1DF Edinburgh, United Kingdom
tel: +44 131 225 2383
fax: +44 131 220 3130
Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun noon-5pm
Generally accepted as Scotland's best gallery for contemporary art, the Fruitmarket Gallery aims to make contemporary art accessible, without compromising art or under-estimating audiences. The Gallery presents world-class, thought-provoking and challenging art made by both Scottish and international artists in an environment that is welcoming, engaging, informative and always free.
Originally built as a fruit and vegetable market in 1938, The Fruitmarket Gallery has been operating as a visual arts space since 1974. Rescued by the Scottish Arts Council from threatened demolition, the building was initially shared between the Scottish Arts Council, the New 57 Gallery and the Printmakers Workshop. At the end of 1983 the Scottish Arts Council relinquished management of the building, and in Spring 1984, The Fruitmarket Gallery became an independent space with the continued support of the Scottish Arts Council.
Open seven days. Always free
Mon—Sat 11am—6pm, Sun 12—5pm