Before and After Coal

Uncover fascinating photographs and captivating stories from Scottish mining communities

Fly through the new galleries

Enjoy this fly through of our new Scottish galleries to get a vivid picture of where your iconic works of Scottish art now reside. Or better yet, come and see them for yourself.

Do Ho Suh | Tracing Time

Immerse yourself in the wondrous imagination of one of the world’s leading contemporary artists

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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.

Paolozzi at 100

Celebrating 100 years since the birth of Scottish pop artist Eduardo Paolozzi. Discover the colourful life of a cultural icon.

Your Art World

This inclusive display includes work collected over the past year in a nation-wide call out to those aged from 3–18years old. These young artists could be as imaginative as they liked and use any materials of their choice. 

Conversations with the Collection

Taking over the top level of Modern One, this changing programme of displays offers a brand new way to experience the nation's collection. 

Scotland's Art | Glasgow Girls

The Glasgow Girls is a term used to describe a group of women artists and designers who received international recognition for their work between 1885 and 1914. This video is part of a series devoted to Scottish Art, we look at the styles and schools that have shaped Scotland's Art and discover some of the nation’s finest artists.

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. 


Browse over a thousand highlighted artists from Scotland’s collection of world class art in our artist A-Z.


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

New acquisitions

We continue to acquire artworks that enhance and complement Scotland's national collection.

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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.