Fashionably later opening hours pilot ends 8 September

The current extended opening hours pilot at the City Art Centre and Museum of Childhood will conclude on Sunday 8 September.

This summer, both venues have enjoyed longer opening, with the City Art Centre open until 7pm every day during the run of the acclaimed Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast, whose only UK showing ends on 8 September.

The Museum of Childhood, meanwhile, is open daily from 10am to 6pm.

The extended opening hours pilot was approved in the budget process and aimed to increase visitor numbers to the popular attractions.

With under a fortnight to go before the end of Coming into Fashion, Culture Convener Councillor Richard Lewis today urged anyone who has yet to catch the exhibition not to miss their opportunity to do so.

Cllr Lewis said: "Coming into Fashion has garnered widespread praise from critics and gallerygoers alike and we are so proud to be the only UK gallery to host such an iconic international exhibition. If you haven't already been to see it, please don't miss out! And with our later opening, it's the perfect after work activity with friends or family."

An extensive and exciting events programme has been running alongside the Coming into Fashion exhibition. Some highlights of the remaining events are:

Jaggy Nettle DIY: A Global Collective. 2pm, Thursday 29 August.

K'outure - One of a Kind: A Celebration of Scottish Design. 2pm, Saturday 7 September.

NB booking is recommended for both these events, on 0131 529 3963/2 or 0131 529 5212 or by email to

0pening hours during pilot period:
City Art Centre: Monday to Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 12pm – 7pm
Museum of Childhood: Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm

Normal opening hours:
City Art Centre: Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Museum of Childhood: Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm


A public consultation is currently open on the Council's draft Museums Service Plan 2013-2018.

With over 800,000 people visiting our venues last year, the Museum and Galleries service plays a crucial role in Edinburgh’s cultural offering. We have developed a draft service plan that outlines what the service is about and how we plan to run the service going forward. 

The consultation closes on 10 September 2013.

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