Collective is in an exposed location on top of Calton Hill and exploring the site does involve being outdoors, so please check the forecast and dress accordingly.
The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage
The Lookout is our spectacular restaurant by the acclaimed Gardener’s Cottage. Open Thursday-Sunday over winter, pre-booking recommended – visit the restaurant page for more details.
Food & Drink
Genius to Go by Union of Genius offers a range of takeaway drinks and light bites to enjoy in the grounds of Collective. Open daily 10am—5pm (10am—4pm from 1 November). Please note there is no indoor seating at the Kiosk.
Public toilets are located on the north side of Collective, beneath the Lookout restaurant. A 50p donation is requested. Disabled toilets are available in the City Observatory and The Hillside on request.
There is seating throughout the grounds of Collective for you to enjoy the views from. Limited seating is available inside the City Observatory. Folding stools are available in all of our exhibition spaces.
Due to lack of space there is no left luggage facility or cloakroom at Collective – if travelling with large bags please leave them at the Waverley station left luggage facility. Buggies are welcome inside the grounds and may be left at the entrances to exhibitions at your own risk.
Dogs are welcome inside the grounds and water is available at the Kiosk. Please do not bring dogs (except assistance dogs) inside the buildings.
Collective provides a welcoming and supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers.