Granton Art Centre

Closed until further notice in line with Scottish Government restrictions

The Granton Art Centre is Scotland’s first purpose-built art store for paintings, drawings and sculptures from the national collection. It provides 1,300 square metres of secure and climate-controlled storage space.

It is a living archive, full of potential inspiration for artists, researchers, schools, and individuals where visitors have been able to see artworks up close. It holds treasures such as Roy Lichtenstein's In The Car and is a secure place for safe keeping our art.

We are not taking bookings for individual appointments or group visits at the moment. You can request a visit to Granton Art Centre using the form below. We will keep a waiting list of requests and respond when we reopen.

Doors Open Days 2020

In September 2020, the team at Granton took part in the Doors Open Days festival. Doors Open Days, run by the Cockburn Association is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment.

It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country throughout September, every year. Due to COVID-19, Doors Open Days 2020 was a digital festival. We created this short film to give viewers a glimpse into the centre.

Book a visit

In order to help protect the health of our staff and visitors during this difficult time we are not taking bookings for individual appointments or group visits.

However, throughout lockdown the team at Granton has continued to work on special projects behind-the-scenes.

Once restrictions allow, we look forward to welcoming your group by appointment into our wonderful space. Please add your name to the waiting list using the form below.

Please include as many details as possible, artist name, work title, description, accession number if known.
Please include as many details as possible, artist name, work title, description, accession number if known.
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