Free Saturday afternoon drop in guided tours of the National Galleries of Scotland's art collections take place every month.

Tours of the Scottish National Gallery are on the last Saturday of every month, and tours of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One are on the second Saturday.

We also offer Thematic Tours of the Portrait Gallery on the first Saturday of the month.

Look out for our new Head to Head City Walking Tours commencing on Saturday 25 July 2015 and discover Edinburgh's sculptural and architectural gems. See the What's On calendar for details.

All are welcome. 

Booking a Group Tour

Adult groups of over 10 persons wishing to visit on a self guided tour of any of the galleries at a date and time of your choosing can book their visit using the online booking form below.

Please note, for self-guided tours, two weeks notice is required, if a booking is two weeks or more in advance, a group of 10 or more will receive 50% off a paying exhibition. 

We can also arrange a guided highlights tour, exhibition tour or bespoke tour of a theme or subject of your choosing for a private adult group on a particular date and time, please also fill out the booking form for adults below.

Please note, for guided tours, four weeks notice is required.


  • highlights or exhibition tour: minimum £50 (10 persons) £5 per head (10+persons)
  • bespoke tour: minimum £100 (10 persons) £10 per head (10+ persons)

Please be sure to detail what you wish to book on the booking form. We look forward to hearing from you and to organising an enjoyable visit for your group.

Booking Form for Adult Groups