Turner in January

Join us for our annual celebration of Turner’s watercolours.

Our galleries

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Scottish National Gallery

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Modern One

An outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art, including a centenary Joan Eardley display

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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 shape Scotland’s past, present and future

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Get ready for some incredible art

Get ready for some incredible art

Join us across our four galleries for exhibitions that are sure to intrigue, fascinate and delight.

Turner in January

This annual exhibition showcases all of the 38 watercolours by Turner that were given to the National Galleries of Scotland in 1900 by the art collector Henry Vaughan

New Arrivals

A showcase of our most recent acquisitions at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Thomas Joshua Cooper | The World's Edge

Over the last three decades, Thomas Joshua Cooper has circumnavigated the globe making incredible photographs of some of the most extreme locations surrounding the Atlantic Ocean.

Joan Eardley & Catterline

This celebratory two-room display marks 100 years since the birth of Eardley, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential painters of her generation.

Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema

The largest and widest-ranging exhibition of Ray Harryhausen’s work ever seen, with newly restored and previously unseen material from his incredible archive.

Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema virtual exhibition experience

Enjoy our specially curated Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema virtual exhibition experience from the comfort of your home.

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.

Scotland's Art | In Focus

In this series devoted to Scottish Art, we look at paintings by some of the nation’s finest artists. We examine them to uncover what makes each work so special and reveal some of the stories behind them.

 

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What's new at the galleries

What's new at the galleries

Your Art World

Your Art World is an online community by and for 3-18 year olds: a place to think, wonder, create and share your art online. Find resources and open-ended challenges to inspire critical thinking, play and individual voice.

A Tail of Two Acquisitions

We are delighted to announce a new addition to our world-class Surrealist collection; the amazing Primitive Seating by Dorothea Tanning.

2022 calendars and diaries

Selected from the Collection with 100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland.

Concerts at home

New Horizons Duo, mezzo-soprano Beth Taylor and pianist Michał Gajzler perform a special concert inspired by works in the collection on the theme 'From a Window'.

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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 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.