Cultural Venues

View of Edinburgh

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The City of Edinburgh Council manages an array of historic and interesting cultural venues, including the Usher Hall. Hosting a wide range of events and exhibitions all year round, there's something for everyone.

Looking forward to welcoming you soon.

  • Assembly Rooms

    A unique premier conference and events venue in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town.

  • City Art Centre, Edinburgh

    City Art Centre

    One of the best collections of Scottish art. Enjoy favourites from the City’s nationally recognised collection and more.

  • The Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

    The Churchill Theatre

    A refurbished church ideal for theatre performances, concerts, demonstrations, talks and small conferences.

  • Lauriston Castle

    Step inside this Edwardian villa and you see it just as it was in 1926.

  • Museum of Childhood

    Enjoy a trip down memory lane and learn about children of the past.

  • Museum Collections Centre

    This centre houses the reserve collections of the city museums and galleries. Open for group and individual visits.

  • Museum of Edinburgh

    Discover more about Edinburgh's history, its people, crafts, trades and the beautiful objects they created.

  • Nelson Monument

    Erected in 1807 and built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson. Reach the top by climbing the 143 steps.

  • The People's Story Museum

    Explore the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people at work and play from the late 18th century to today.

  • Queensferry Museum, South Queensferry

    Queensferry Museum

    Learn about the construction of the Forth Rail and Road Bridges and more.

  • The Ross Theatre, Edinburgh

    The Ross Theatre

    Located in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens, this is a popular outdoor concert venue in the centre of the capital.

  • Scott Monument

    Learn about Sir Walter Scott and the monument itself. Climb 287 steps and enjoy views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside.

  • Travelling Gallery

    A custom-built mobile art gallery which brings contemporary art exhibitions to schools and communities throughout Scotland.

  • The Writers' Museum

    Celebrating the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.