Exhibitions events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Exhibitions events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Art of Glass

Art of Glass

6th April 2018 - 2nd September 2018
An exhibition exploring the work of leading glass artists in Britain today comes to the National Museum of Scotland from 6th April. Read more
Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

11th May 2018 - 21st October 2018
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery. Read more
Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

17th May 2018 - 4th August 2018
See Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft when it goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland from 17th May. Read more
Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

22nd May 2018 - 24th August 2018
The winning entries to the 2018 Fringe Schools Poster Competition will be on display at Dynamic Earth from 22nd May until 24th August. Read more
Growing Up With Books

Growing Up With Books

1st June 2018 - 9th December 2018
Explore the world of children’s books in this exhibition on now at the Museum of Childhood. Read more
Their Work Is Not Forgotten

Their Work Is Not Forgotten

8th June 2018 - 14th October 2018
Explore the past and present of political activism in Edinburgh in this new exhibition celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage. Read more
‘Moon Shadows’ by Laura Gill Artwork

‘Moon Shadows’ by Laura Gill Artwork

16th June 2018 - 25th August 2018
Artist Laura Gill's latest exhibition ‘Moon Shadows’ continues her study of the timeless quality of movement of the human figure. Read more
Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

22nd June 2018 - 25th November 2018
Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as they take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day. Read more
In Focus: Scottish Photography

In Focus: Scottish Photography

7th July 2018 - 12th May 2019
This exhibition showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day. Read more
Puzzle in the Gardens

Puzzle in the Gardens

15th July 2018 - 15th September 2018
Cryptically painted puzzle pieces are set in the trees for viewers to discover in this art installation by Anne Gilchrist. Read more
MCN Scottish Festival

MCN Scottish Festival

21st July 2018 - 22nd July 2018
The all-new MCN Scottish Festival is coming to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd July 2018. Read more
Reflections Exhibiton

Reflections Exhibiton

27th July 2018 - 29th July 2018
Jill Ashforth's next exhibition, Reflections...moments in time, will feature new paintings and a video poem, Dawn and Dusk. Read more
Edinburgh Character Project

Edinburgh Character Project

1st August 2018 - 31st August 2018
Edinburgh West
This August, Edinburgh’s West End will launch a major new month-long photography exhibition, the West End Character Project, showcasing the people and places that shape it. Read more
Hive Mind

Hive Mind

2nd August 2018 - 9th August 2018
In this body of sculptural work, Renee Rilexie uses the human head to interrogate the human condition in a digital era. Read more
Chinese Youth Arts Festival 2018

Chinese Youth Arts Festival 2018

3rd August 2018
Organised by Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese Youth Arts Festival 2018 will be held in EICC on 3rd August. Read more
Coburg House Summer Open Studios Event

Coburg House Summer Open Studios Event

3rd August 2018 - 5th August 2018
Over 80 artists at Coburg House will be opening their doors offering a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes in this Summer Open Studios event. Read more
2018 Chinese Arts and Culture Festival

2018 Chinese Arts and Culture Festival

4th August 2018 - 5th August 2018
Organised by Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce, the 4th Chinese Arts and Culture Festival will be held in EICC on 4th & 5th August. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

4th August 2018 - 10th February 2019
This is the first major exhibition to focus on this unusual and enigmatic artist and features over sixty artworks from public and private collections. Read more
Truckfest Scotland 2018

Truckfest Scotland 2018

4th August 2018 - 5th August 2018
Scotland’s biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on the 4th & 5th August. Read more
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

25th August 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend. Read more
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

26th August 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Curator’s Tour

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Curator’s Tour

30th August 2018
Join Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, for a tour of the exhibition Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye. Read more
Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

1st September 2018
Come along to Scotland's premier event for Antiques and Collectables at the Royal Highland Centre. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors

1st September 2018
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors. Read more
Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

2nd September 2018
Come along to Scotland's premier event for Antiques and Collectables at the Royal Highland Centre. Read more
Sea Creatures: Life Beneath The Ocean

Sea Creatures: Life Beneath The Ocean

21st September 2018 - 18th October 2018
An immersive and interactive new exhibition allowing visitors to explore the secrets of life beneath the ocean’s waves is coming to the Royal Highland Centre! Read more
The Scottish Listed Property Show

The Scottish Listed Property Show

27th October 2018
If you are maintaining, altering or renovating your listed home – or even looking to buy one – The Scottish Listed Property Show on 27th October is not to be missed! Read more
Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

3rd November 2018 - 4th November 2018
The Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show returns to the Corn Exchange on the 3rd & 4th November. Read more
Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

24th November 2018
Come along to Scotland's premier event for Antiques and Collectables at the Royal Highland Centre. Read more
Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen Archive

Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen Archive

24th November 2018 - 17th March 2019
This exhibition displays a selection of Robert Blomfield's stunning private archive, documenting the dramatic shifts taking place in Edinburgh’s urban landscape during the 1960s. Read more
Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

25th November 2018
Come along to Scotland's premier event for Antiques and Collectables at the Royal Highland Centre. Read more

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