Do I need to book to visit the galleries?

There is no longer any need to book in advance. Walk-ins are welcome at both the galleries and cafe, and entry to our galleries remains free.

Please see the Visit page for up-to-date opening hours.


Do I need to book to visit the cafe?

No, there is no need to book in advance - walk-ins are welcome. 


How long will I be allowed to stay at Edinburgh Printmakers?

We are working hard to provide our audiences with enough time to enjoy our exhibitions even in these unusual times. Please try to keep your visit to the galleries a maximum of one hour to ensure we can offer entry to as many people as possible while maintaining physical distancing. 


What cleaning procedures do you have in place?

The building is cleaned daily prior to opening to the public and we have regular cleaning procedures in place in our galleries and studio. The café is cleaned regularly during use by the café staff. Our toilets are cleaned regularly. Hand soap and sanitiser is checked and topped up at regular intervals.


What mitigating measures do you have in place to minimise the spread of Covid-19?

We have several measures in place to minimise the spread of Covid-10. Visitors are required to wear face-coverings in line with Scottish Government published guidance on the use of suitable face coverings and exemptions

We have implemented physical distancing restrictions throughout the building and one-way systems around our galleries and shop.  We are operating at reduced capacity to allow for this. We have a Perspex screen in our reception area and café and are promoting rigorous handwashing for everyone using the building. We have provided hand sanitiser at all entry and exit and other touch-points throughout the building. 


Will I need to take part in the Scottish Government Test and Protect Scheme?

Edinburgh Printmakers is using the Check In Scotland service, which aids businesses in collecting the contact details of visitors and customers. This digital service allows NHS Scotland's Test and Protect service to conduct faster contact tracing and help stop the spread of Covid-19.

We will ask you to provide your contact details, quickly and securely, by scanning an official Test and Protect Check-in Scotland QR code poster via your smartphone camera, or by downloading the Check in Scotland app. Anyone over the age of 12 can use the Check In Scotland service, which is designed to take as few details from you as needed.

If you are unable to do this, we will still need to manually collect your contact details in line with existing Test and Protect guidance. This information will be held securely for three weeks and then destroyed.


Will toilet facilities be available at Edinburgh Printmakers?

Yes, individual toilet facilities are available each with hand basins and hand sanitiser.


Will I need to wear a face covering?

Yes, in line with the Scottish Government's guidance for Level 0, we are asking visitors to wear a face covering to keep themselves and others safe when visiting Edinburgh Printmakers. We recognise that some visitors have health conditions, disabilities of other factors that prevent them from wearing a face covering. The Scottish Government has published guidance on the use of suitable face coverings and exemptions.


Will I need to provide my contact details?

Yes, public health and Government guidance for reopening public venues requires Edinburgh Printmakers to participate in the Test and Protect Scheme. We will request your contact details when you visit Edinburgh Printmakers. The information will be held securely for three weeks and then destroyed.


Are café, retail and cloakroom spaces available?

Our vegan café, Holy Cow Lounge, is now open. The café is walk-in and you do not need to pre-book. If the café is busy, you may be asked to wait outside before being seated.

Our shop is now open. We ask you not to touch goods unless you plan to buy them. You are also able to buy prints online

We have no cloakroom space.


What is the capacity of each of your galleries, shop and café?

Gallery 1 - 12 Including staff

Shop - 10 Including staff

Gallery 2 - 10 Including staff

Corridor Gallery - 3 Including staff


Can I walk up to Edinburgh Printmakers and gain entry?

Walk-ins are welcome and we are no longer implementing an advance booking system for our galleries. In the unlikely event that we are full, you will not be able to gain entry to Edinburgh Printmakers and may be asked to wait outside. Queuing space will be made available outside our building on Dundee Street.


Is there a one-way system in place? 

The main entry and exit to the building is on Dundee Street. Once inside the building we have clearly defined one way systems in Galleries 1 and 2, the shop and the café. Please move in one direction during your visit.

Users of the studio should enter and exit via our side entrance on Gilmore Park. Once in the studio please respect other users by always maintaining 1m distance. 


What time is Edinburgh Printmakers open?

For up-to-date opening hours please see the Visit page.


Is disabled access affected?

No, there is wheelchair and pram access to all parts of the building via lifts. To comply with social distancing only one person/visiting group will be allowed to enter the lift at any one time.