World class contemporary art in the heart of Edinburgh with a changing programme featuring Scottish, British and international artists. The gallery also has a cafe and bookshop.
The Fruitmarket Gallery is centrally situated behind Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station, the Gallery is close to major bus routes on the Royal Mile, North Bridge, Waverley Bridge and Princes Street. Open seven days and always free.
With each exhibition, the gallery offers a descriptive tour for visually impaired visitors and an amplified tour for visitors with hearing loss. A portable loop system can be requested for any of the gallery’s public talks.
Across from the gallery, the Scotsman Steps have been restored as part of a commision by the artist Martin Creed, which covers the steps with 104 different types of marble from around the world. Creed has described the work as a microcosm of the whole world – stepping on the different marble steps is like walking through the world.