Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema

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We are in the process of a phased reopening of all our sites

We're reopening

We are delighted to announce that the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will reopen on Sunday 8 November 2020. Provisionally opening for three days a week, due to the staffing levels required to ensure we adhere to COVID-19 health and safety standards, the Portrait Gallery will open every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from the 8 November. Alongside this, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) will also move to three days a week and open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 5 November. The cafe at Modern One, and the grounds of the Modern Galleries will continue to be open seven days a week. The Scottish National Gallery is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm.

Other information about your visit can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Our galleries

Our galleries

Scottish National Gallery

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh and home to one of the best collections of fine art in the world.

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Modern One

Scotland’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art including NOW | Katie Paterson.

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Modern Two

Come and see our blockbuster exhibition Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Come face to face with the people who shaped Scotland’s past, present and future.

Reopening Sunday 8 November

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Opening times

Due to the staffing levels required to ensure we adhere to COVID-19 health and safety standards, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) will each open for three days a week from early November 2020-10 January 2021.

*During this time the Modern One cafe and grounds will remain open 7 days a week (10am-5pm).

Dates Scottish National Gallery Modern One Modern Two Scottish National Portrait Gallery
From 24 October to 31 October Open daily 10am-5pm Open daily 10am-5pm Open daily 10am-5pm Closed
From 1 November to 7 November Open daily 10am-5pm Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm* Open daily 10am-5pm Closed
From 8 November to 10 January Open daily 10am-5pm Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm* Open daily 10am-5pm Sunday-Tuesday 10am-5pm
From 24 October to 10 January (except SNPG from 8 November) Café open daily 10am-4pm (last orders 3pm) Café open daily 10am-5pm (last orders 4.30pm) Café open daily 10am-5pm (last orders 4.30pm) Café open Sunday-Tuesday 10am-5pm (last orders 4.30pm)
From 24 October to 10 January Shop open daily 10am-5pm Shop closed Shop open daily 10am-5pm Shop closed

Welcome back

We're glad to be back and we think you are too.  Here's a taster of what people had to say on returning to our galleries.

 

This week at the galleries

This week at the galleries

While we are in the process of reopening, there's plenty to do and see online, with new content added each week.

Explore the collection

While our buildings are closed you can explore the art in our collection online.

Personal Shopper Service

We are now offering a premium, complimentary shopping experience, available at our Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) gallery shop.

Scotland, Slavery and Empire

This longer feature by Lisa Williams (Director, Edinburgh Caribbean Association) tells the stories of slavery and emancipation that lie behind the paintings in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery #blackhistorymonth

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Video | Why are there so few female artists?

The ten most expensive paintings in history were painted by men. And of the $196 billion spent on art at auction in the last decade, women accounted for only 2% of sales. So why are so few female artists represented in the world of art?

 

Discover more on our YouTube Channel

Art in the Collection

Art in the Collection

Explore and search

Explore the online collection of artworks dating from the early Renaissance to the present day. 

Artists

Browse over a thousand highlighted artists from the collection in our artist A-Z.

Glossary

Our art glossary provides context for the terminology used on our site. Explore over 100 terms and discover related artists and artworks

New acquisitions

The National Galleries of Scotland continues to acquire artworks that enhance and complement our collection.

Support us

Support us

In these uncertain times we need your support more than ever.
Please consider making a donation or joining our Friends.

What we do

What we do

Community and access

We invite community and access groups to explore Scotland’s national art collection for free through guided or self-guided visits. These groups also gain free entry to all paying exhibitions.

About the National Galleries of Scotland

We care for, develop, research and display the national collection of Scottish and international art. We aim to engage and inspire through art.

Commercial services

We offer a wide range of commercial services including venue hire for events and filming, product wholesale, image licensing, corporate gifts and book sales.

Venue hire

The National Galleries of Scotland consists of three galleries in the very heart of Edinburgh, home to the Nation’s collection of art all available to hire for special events.