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Turner in January

On now until Mon 31 Jan 2022

Open daily, 10am-5pm


Admission free | Advance booking required. A ticket gives admission to the entire Scottish National Gallery. Visitors to Turner in January may experience queuing of up to 45-60 minutes at busy periods and weekends.

 

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Please note:
A ticket to visit the Scottish National Gallery includes admission to Turner in January. There is no separate ticket.
The time on your ticket is the time when you can enter the gallery from, not your time of admission to Turner in January.
There may be a queue both inside and outside the gallery to ensure all visitors are able to safely view the exhibition. Visitors to Turner in January may experience queuing of up to 45-60 minutes at busy periods and weekends.

The National Galleries of Scotland has presented an exhibition of the work of JMW Turner every January for more than a century. This year's exhibition will showcase all of the 38 watercolours by Turner that were given to the National Galleries of Scotland in 1900 by the art collector Henry Vaughan.

The exquisite works in the Vaughan bequest range from early wash drawings of the 1790s, to the colourful, atmospheric and wonderfully expressive late works executed on visits to the Swiss Alps during the 1830s and 1840s. 

Highlights of the bequest include a series of spectacular views of Venice such as The PiazzettaVenice and Venice from the Laguna, which capture the drama and explosive skies of late summer Adriatic storms and demonstrate the artist’s consummate mastery of atmospheric lighting effects.

A booking for the Scottish National Gallery must be made in order to enjoy this exhibition.

Follow the link below to our in-depth feature on JMW Turner, where you can find out more about this great artist, and access the full selection of watercolours usually displayed each January.

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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.

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  • Wheelchairs available
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Accessible toilets for gallery visitors
  • Baby change for gallery visitors
  • Toilets for gallery visitors

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

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm<br> Booking required
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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The Vaughan Bequest includes 38 artworks by Turner. See them all in our online collection.

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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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