Exhibition Coming Soon

Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema

From Sat 24 Oct 2020 - Sun 5 Sep 2021

£14-12 (concessions available)

Free for Our Friends (booking essential)

Tickets on sale now for the first three months


Modern One and our exhibition NOW | Katie Paterson are open. Booking is required and can be made up to two weeks in advance. Modern Two will reopen on Saturday 24 October.

“Harryhausen stands alone as a technician, as an artist and a dreamer. He breathed life into mythological creatures he constructed with his own hands”
Ray Bradbury

Film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen elevated stop motion animation to an art. His innovative and inspiring films, from the 1950s onwards, changed the face of modern movie making forever. For the first time, highlights chosen from the whole of Ray’s collection will be showcased, which 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 1950s and 1970s, One Million Years B.C. and Mighty Joe Young, and a wider 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, and Steven Spielberg, and his influence on blockbuster cinema can be felt to this day.

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday year. As part of a series of events and initiatives under the banner #Harryhausen100, this exhibition will be accompanied by screenings, workshops and more, bringing his creations to life once more and celebrating the legacy of a filmmaker who changed the face of modern cinema.

Please note that some of the films explored in the exhibition reflect outdated cultural stereotypes and themes.

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Exhibition accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

Gallery facilities

The Changing Places toilet is located in the rear car park of Modern One with accessible parking spaces located nearby. The unit is open 10am-5pm, every day, a key is not required.

A full accessibility guide is available at www.accessibilityguides.org for Modern One and Modern Two.

Parking is available at both Modern One and Modern Two. £3 for up to 4 hours and £6 for 4-8 hours.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Changing places toilet
  • Public toilets
  • Disabled parking
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Bike rack
  • Parking

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

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

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
Modern One 10am-5pm daily
Modern Two Reopening on Saturday 24 October

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Type of ticket Monday-Friday (excluding August) Saturday-Sunday (excluding August) August
(every day)
Full price £12.00 £13.00 £14.00
Student £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
Child 13 - 16 £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
Friends free free free
Visitors aged over 60 £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
Visitors with disabilities £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
Unemployed/supported income £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
Art Fund (full price) £6.00 £6.50 £7.00
Art Fund (concession) £5.00 £5.50 £6.00
Children 12 & under free free free
Carer of visitors with disabilities free free free
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