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Mertoun House Tours 2020

In order to help protect the health of our staff and visitors during this difficult time, we have closed all of our Galleries.

Scottish National Gallery Mertoun House, near Melrose
  • Monday-Friday. 11 May-12 June, 9am-1.45pm
£ 15.00



Join one of annual guided tours of the magnificent Bridgewater Art Collection based at Mertoun House in the Scottish Borders. The tours provide an opportunity to develop a much deeper understanding of the collection and its remarkable history. Ticket includes transport from the city centre, tour and refreshments. Meet outside the main entrance of the Scottish National Gallery.

The Bridgewater Collection is one of the most important private collections of Old Master paintings in the world and includes paintings by Raphael, Rembrandt, Titian, Claude Lorrain, Ruisdael, Guardi and Poussin. Part of the collection is on loan to the Scottish National Gallery where it forms a core part of the Gallery’s world-famous displays of European art.

Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access at Mertoun House.

Gerard ter Borch, A Singing Practice, About 1655, Bridgewater Collection Loan

Gallery facilities

We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

Find out more about disabled access at the Scottish National Gallery

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

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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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