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Ray Harryhausen

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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 Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Monday 8 June, 6.30-8.30pm
£ 14.00


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Special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen elevated stop motion animation to an art. For the first time, his collection is showcased in its entirety, and, as such, this will be the largest and widest-ranging exhibition of his work ever seen, with newly restored and previously unseen material from his incredible archive. Ray Harryhausen's work included the films Jason and the Argonauts, the Sinbad films of the '50s and '70s, One Million Years B.C. and a portfolio including children's fairy tales and commercials. He also inspired a generation of filmmakers such as Peter Jackson, Aardman Animation, Tim Burton, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and his influence on blockbuster cinema can be felt to this day.

Connor Heaney, Collections Manager at the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, will offer a peek behind the scenes of the exhibition and provide insight into the importance of Harryhausen's work and why we continue to celebrate it today.

Skeleteon model with Medusa shield and Skeleton model with octopus shield from Jason and the Argonauts, (1963)

Ray Harryhausen © The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation
Collection: The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation (Charity No. SC001419)

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

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

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