Collective - City Observatory
Collective is a free contemporary art centre that brings creative new perspectives to the city of Edinburgh.
Situated in a heritage observatory, Collective develops and presents world-class exhibitions, events, workshops and discussions from ground-breaking local and international artists. We run artist-led activities for young people, as well as the sector-leading development programme for emerging creative practitioners, Satellites.
Founded in 1984 as an artist-run initiative, Collective now runs from our home on Edinburgh’s iconic Calton Hill.
Explore our site, including our two summer exhibitions and the heritage listed City Observatory with its two antique telescopes. Visitors can view the Transit Telescope on the ground level and enjoy a tour of the Cooke Telescope with The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh. A free flyer will be available on the day. Please note, the Cooke Telescope is at the top of an uneven spiral staircase, and due to the heritage listed nature of the building we are unable to provide lift access.
Enjoy a tour of the Cooke Telescope with The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh.
Where to find us
- 38 Calton Hill
- EH7 5AA
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