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Our galleries

Our galleries

Exhibitions and events

What's On Highlights

Must see

Pin-Ups | Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity


Until Sun 20 Jan 2019

Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm


Must see

Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi | I want to be a machine

Modern Two

Until Sun 2 Jun 2019

Open daily, 10am-5pm


Music concert

Christmas Concert Under the Stars


Fri 14 Dec
10.30 & 11.45am


+1 other sessions


Life Drawing


Sat 15 Dec 2018

10am - 12 noon


+11 other sessions

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Art in the Collection

Art in the Collection

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

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Highlights from the collection are on display across or galleries all year. Find out what you could see on your visit.

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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.

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