Visit some of the world's most famous art across three spectacular locations

Our galleries

Our galleries

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm
  • Open daily, 10am-5pm

Gallery Bus

Our Gallery Bus takes visitors to all three galleries. Starting at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art the bus runs a circular route to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery. A voluntary donation of £1 is required. The bus drops off, but does not pick up at the Portrait Gallery.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Scottish National Portrait Gallery (drop off only) Scottish National Gallery
11am 11:15am 11:30am
12 noon 12:15pm 12:30pm
2pm 2:15pm 2:30pm
3pm 3:15pm 3:30pm
4pm 4:15pm 4:30pm
Other languages

Other languages

We have information to help plan a visit available in a number of languages other than English. You can access these from the links below:

Featured exhibitions and displays

Featured exhibitions and displays

Must see

Pin-Ups | Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity


Until Sun 20 Jan 2019

Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm


Must see
Exhibition Closing Soon

Victoria Crowe | Beyond Likeness


Until Sun 18 Nov 2018

Open daily, 10am-5pm



Surrealism and the Marvellous

Modern Two

Until Thu 28 Feb 2019

Open daily, 10am-5pm


Featured events

Featured events

Our Friends
Lecture or talk SOLD OUT

A Jacobite Icon – Allan Ramsay’s Lost Portrait of Charles Edward Stuart


Tue 13 Nov 2018

6:30 - 8:30pm



Art for Absolute Beginners 5: Watercolours


Thu 15 Nov 2018

10:30am - 12:30pm


Our Friends

A Guided Tour through Watercolours


Wed 14 Nov 2018

11am - 12:30pm


+1 other sessions


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 futher. 

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
Your visit

Your visit

Become Our Friend

Our Friends 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.

Guided tours

We run regular, free, drop-in tours of the collection for all audiences at all of our galleries. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about the national collection.


Pop in to see the latest exhibitions, take part in our year-round programme of family activities or just relax in our family-friendly cafes; we’re free and open every day.

Group visits

We look forward to welcoming all types of groups to the galleries! We have a fantastic range of guided tours, workshops and learning activities to enhance your experience of the collection and exhibitions.

Community & access groups

We invite community and access groups to explore Scotland’s National Collection for free through guided or self-guided visits and free entry to all paying exhibitions.

Keep up-to-date

Keep up-to-date

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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.

What's on

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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.