Bridget Riley

“A bobby dazzler of an exhibition…” The Herald

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Scottish National Gallery

The world's greatest art in the heart of Edinburgh.

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

Feed your eyeballs

This summer the National Galleries of Scotland is packed full of world-class exhibitions and special events. They’re the perfect places in which to play, create, eat, drink and relax.

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Exhibitions and events

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Must see
Exhibition Closing Soon

Bridget Riley


Until Sun 22 Sep 2019

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


Must see

Cut and Paste | 400 Years of Collage

Modern Two

Until Sun 27 Oct 2019

Open daily, 10am-5pm


Drop-in event

Pop-up Play Area

Modern One

Until 20 October 2019


+3 other sessions


Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop: Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage

Modern Two

Wed 18 Sep 2019

10:15am - 3:30pm


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