Visit Collective this festive season for our latest exhibitions, exclusive Christmas gifts, and really good soup – with a view!
Our winter opening times are Tue–Sun, 10am—4pm, and we will be closed between 24–26 December and 1–6 January 2023.
Our shop, Collective Matter, is full of winter treats and festive gifts throughout December. Familiar favourites are back in stock – from Portobello based Dook salt soaps, scarves by Leith-based Tartan Blanket Company to our very own souvenirs of Edinburgh’s Disgrace – and we have a special new display of East coast based makers and designers in our library, including Encore Verses’ swirling designs, miim’s characterful ceramics, and Kate Trouw’s playful jewellery.
Visit us up the hill or click and collect your items from the shop until we close on 23 December.
Our programme of exhibitions are free to explore throughout the year, and our current offerings are not to be missed!
As you arrive on site you will be greeted by Ruth Ewan's Silent Agitator, a public clock based on an illustration by American writer and activist Ralph Chaplin. People of all ages are welcome to drop-in and play in Katie Schwab’s The Seeing Hands, a large-scale interactive exhibition in the City Dome. In our Hillside space, Katherine Ka Yi Liu 廖加怡 presents neither the West nor the East can be a determinate location, a multisensory installation interrogating and challenging Western, Eurocentric frameworks.
Our exhibitions are free to explore, and are open Tue–Sun, 10am—4pm.
Warm Your Soul
Visit the Genius to Go kiosk for some delicious offerings from the Union of Genius team, who have brought their magical vegan chilli up the hill, alongside a selection of homemade soups, sandwiches and festive hot drinks.
Dine with a View
If you’re visiting between Thursday and Sunday, extend your time on the hill by enjoying a relaxed lunch or dinner of local seasonal ingredients while taking in the wintry lights of the Edinburgh skyline from The Lookout.
Most of all, the Collective team would like to send our very best wishes to all our visitors and supporters for the festive season!