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Director’s Tour of Turner in January

Scottish National Gallery Enter via the front door
  • Wednesday 23 January, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
£ 12.00

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Banish the January blues with a viewing of the iconic images of Joseph Mallord William Turner.

In 1901 the art collector Henry Vaughan bequeathed 38 watercolours to the Scottish National Gallery on condition that the works be exhibited to the public every year, but only in the month of January, thus enabling the preservation of their spectacular colour and vibrancy.

Christopher Baker, Director of European and Scottish Art and Portraiture will lead two tours of this year’s special display and give his expert insight into these ever popular works.

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Piazzetta, Venice About 1835
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Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

Gallery facilities

In order to protect our vulnerable works of art from any kind of accidental damage we kindly ask all visitors to either carry their rucksack/backpack by hand or place it in a locker.

The disabled parking bays are currently not in use.

From mid-December until the completion of the project, there will be no disabled access to rooms 14, 17 and 18 where we show 19th and early 20th Century Art, including Scottish Art, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Find out more.

We apologise for any inconvenience the above changes may cause.  

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Our Friends

Our Friends

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.

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