The two main themes of early Netherlandish and German painting can be discovered here: religious subjects for public and private devotion, and portraiture. The display also highlights the dramatic transformation in Italian art between the late medieval tradition and the elegant sophistication of the High Renaissance.
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.
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.
Book your visit to the Scottish National Gallery
We will be limiting the number of visitors in each gallery at any one time. To manage this we've instituted a free, timed ticketing system.
Admission is free, but tickets must be booked in advance.
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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