Ticket Information

There is no admission fee for visitors to see many of the works on display around the National Galleries of Scotland's complexes. However, some of our exhibitions have an admission charge.


Exhibition tickets can be purchased in a number of ways. There will be a clearly signposted ticket desk at the exhibition venue. There may be a telephone booking service and/or an online ticket system accessible from our main website. Details of ticket purchasing options for specific exhibitions can be found in the What’s On section of our website.

Please note that we do not issue electronic tickets. All tickets purchased online will be delivered by post within 5 working days.


Details of specific exhibition pricing can be found in the What’s On section of our website. Concession pricing will appear within brackets after the main price, for instance 'Tickets £8 (£6)' indicates a concession price of £6.

For all exhibitions with an admission charge, the following rules apply:


Free Entry

Children 12 and under
Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland
Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland
Carers with visitors with disabilities


Children aged 13-16 inclusive
Visitors aged 60+
Visitors with disabilities

People on a low income in receipt of one of the following:

  • income support
  • housing benefit
  • working tax credit

People whose sole income is from Department for Work and Pensions benefits.

Art Fund members receive 50% off ticket price for whichever ticket type is appropriate to the member.

In all cases, proof of status is required either at the time of purchase or prior to entry to the exhibition.

Online Tickets

Selected paying exhibitions will have an Online Tickets option.

All tickets will be delivered by post within 5 working days.

We cannot guarantee delivery by 24th December 2016  for any orders for UK addresses received after Sunday 18th  December.  Any orders placed after 10am on 21st December 2016 will be posted out after the 4th January 2017.

Orders placed between 10am Wednesday 21st December and 4th January 2017 will be processed and sent out on or after 4th January 2017.

A postage and packing fee of £1.50 will be added to ticket orders purchased online.

Gift Aid 

When purchasing tickets for exhibitions online, in person from the exhibition venues or Weston Link Information Desk, there will be an option to buy Gift Aid tickets. Gift Aid tickets include a 10% donation above the standard ticket price.

Adding this donation allows the National Galleries of Scotland, as a registered charity, to apply to the government for an extra 28% on top of the Gift Aid ticket price. This will cost the ticket buyer nothing beyond the price of the Gift Aid ticket itself.

Gift Aid tickets are only appropriate if the ticket purchaser is a UK taxpayer. More information can be found on the HM Revenue & Customs website.