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Scottish National Gallery

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

Free admission
No lift access to the upper floors
Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm
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Must see

ARTIST ROOMS Self Evidence | Photographs by Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe


Until Sun 20 Oct 2019

Open daily, 10am-5pm



Mertoun House Tours 2019


13 May - 14 Jun 2019 (Monday - Friday only)
9am - 1:45pm


+16 other sessions

Drop-in event

Easel Sketching in the Gallery


Thu 23 May and Fri 24 May 2019
2 - 4 pm


+1 other sessions

Our Friends

Warriston Cemetery

Warriston Gardens (EH3 5NE)

Thu 23 May 2019

6 - 8pm


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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. 

On display

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

New acquisitions

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


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

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Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

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

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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.