Home to some of the world's most famous art

The Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery are now open, as is Modern Two for Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema. Modern One reopens on 16 May. Find out more.

Our galleries

Our galleries

Scottish National Gallery

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh and home to one of the best collections of fine art in the world

Open Thu-Sat (10am-5pm)

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Modern One

An outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art, including a centenary Joan Eardley display

Reopening 16 May (Sun-Tue)

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Modern Two

Come and see our blockbuster exhibition Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema

Open daily (10am-5pm)

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Come face to face with the people who shape Scotland’s past, present and future

Open daily (10am-5pm)

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Opening hours

All our galleries are going through a process of phased reopening during April and May. Visit the venue pages National, Portrait and Modern for more information about venues and opening hours.

  Scottish National Gallery Modern One Modern Two Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Galleries
(Booking required)
Thu-Sat 10am-5pm Open from 16 May
Sun-Tue 10am-5pm
Daily 10am-5pm Daily 10am-5pm
Cafes
(No booking required)


Thu-Sun 10am-5pm (last orders 4pm)

From 19 May
Wed-Sun 10am-5pm (last orders 4pm)

Open from 16 May
Daily 10am-5pm

Paolozzi's Kitchen
Daily 10am-5pm (last orders 4.30pm)

Horsebox café (takeaway only)
Daily 10am-3pm

Daily 10am-5pm (last orders 4.30pm)
Shops


Thu-Sun 10am-5pm

From 19 May
Wed-Sun 10am-5pm

Closed Daily 10am-5pm Closed
Relax and explore the grounds

Relax and explore the grounds

Although our galleries are currently closed you can still enjoy the grounds at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Explore the sculpture park and enjoy coffee or a snack at the Modern Two pop-up café.

Walk, Talk, Make Sculpture Trail

You and your family can find out about some artists, their artworks and follow prompts to make your own art with this trail.

Modern Two Pop-up café

The pop-up café beside the entrance to Modern Two offers snacks, sweet treats and coffee to keep you energised during your visit to the gallery grounds.

Sensory Sculpture Trail

A series of six creative prompts, around the grounds, to help you experience the artworks with your body, breath, ears, eyes and mind.

Featured exhibitions and displays

Featured exhibitions and displays

Must see
Exhibition Just Opened

Scottish National Gallery visit

National

Open Thu-Sat (10am-5pm)

Exhibition Just Opened

The Modern Portrait

Portrait

Open daily (10am-5pm)

Must see
Exhibition Just Opened

Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema

Modern Two

Until Sun 20 Feb 2022

Accessibility

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
  • Bike rack
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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.