For educators

We invite educators to share our resources with learners of all levels to explore Scotland’s national collection of art and think about art in new ways. 

We offer a unique and valuable resource that spans the 13th century to modern and contemporary visual art, from all over the world. 

Bring your class to the Galleries

We look forward to welcoming school groups to the galleries! We have a fantastic range of expert-led guided tours, interactive workshops and learning activities to enhance your students' experience of our collection and exhibition programme. Tours and workshops can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities. 

For UK schools, the first two guided tours are free (up to 33 pupils per tour) with subsequent tours for £40 each.

10 Things to do in an art gallery

Nobody else sees art the way you do.

10 ideas to help you look and start a conversation

Activities for the classroom

The below activites are for a range of different learning levels and can be used in the classroom to entice your students consider artistic themes to help them produce their own artworks.

In class activities for all ages

Learning Features

We offer a range of Features that can be used as teaching resources in the classroom.

View all Learning Features

Yves Tanguy, Le Ruban des excès [The Ribbon of Excess] (1932)

Education department contact details

If you're looking for more information on educational services, events and activities, please get in touch with our Education department who will be happy to advise and help plan your group visit.

+44 (0)131 624 6410