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We are beginning a process of phased reopening starting with the Scottish National Gallery on Monday 17 August and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) on Monday 24 August.

Our galleries

Our galleries

Scottish National Gallery

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, the Scottish National Gallery is home to one of the best collections of fine art in the world

Reopening Monday 17 August

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Modern One

Home to Scotland’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art including NOW | Katie Paterson

Reopening Monday 24 August

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Modern Two

Our exhibition Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema will be opening this autumn

Reopening this autumn

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Come face to face with the people who shaped Scotland’s past, present and future at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Reopening this autumn

  • <strong>10am-5pm daily from Monday 17 August</strong>
  • <strong>Gallery will reopen in the autumn</strong>
Keeping you safe on your visit

Keeping you safe on your visit

Book online

Admission is free via a ticketed entry system which must be booked in advance online only. Booking opens on 12 August.

Additional cleaning

We have instituted a programme of deep cleaning of the Galleries and will have staff onsite cleaning all touch points throughout the day.

One-way system

To keep you safe, one-way routes are in place throughout the Galleries.

Maintain a safe distance

We are asking all visitors to adhere to current physical distancing rules.

Face coverings

In line with Government guidelines, we are asking all visitors over the age of 5 to bring and wear a face covering. Our staff will be wearing face coverings.

Hand sanitiser

Hand sanitiser is available in key areas, along with increased cleaning regimes in toilets and other high use areas.

Timed visitor slots

We are limiting the number of visitors coming into our galleries via timed visitor slots. We hope that this will make you feel safe when re-engaging with much-loved artworks.

Feeling unwell?

If you or anyone you live with displays symptoms associated with COVID-19, please delay your visit until it is safe to do so.


Download Smartify to access our highlights tour, large print labels and get more information about the artworks during your visit.


Accessibility & facilities

The following accessibility and building facilities are universally available at all three of our gallery sites. We encourage you to check the individual facilities for each of the National, Portrait and Modern galleries to help plan your visit further. 

  • Wheelchair access
  • Public toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Bike rack
Featured exhibitions and displays

Featured exhibitions and displays

Must see
Exhibition Coming Soon

Scottish National Gallery visit


Mon 17 Aug 2020 - Sat 31 Oct 2020

10am-5pm daily from Monday 17 August

Exhibition Coming Soon

You are here | 2020: Stories, Portraits, Visions


Gallery will reopen in the autumn

Must see
Exhibition Coming Soon

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art visit | Modern One

Modern One

Mon 24 Aug 2020 - Sat 31 Oct 2020

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Our partner galleries

Our partner galleries

Duff house

A five-star country house and gallery, run in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, Historic Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland. Highlights on display include works by El Greco, Gainsborough and Raeburn.

Paxton House

Situated on the banks of the River Tweed, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Paxton House boasts the largest purpose-built picture gallery in a Scottish country house. On display is a large group of paintings on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland.

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About the National Galleries

About the National Galleries

The National Galleries of Scotland cares for, develops, researches and displays the national collection of Scottish and international art and, with a lively and innovative programme of activities, exhibitions, education and publications, aims to engage, inform and inspire the broadest possible public.