Home to some of the world's most famous art

All of our Gallery buildings are closed until at least 14 February, in line with Scottish Government restrictions. Modern One is closed until 27 March.

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.

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.

Closed until at least 14 February

Modern One

Scotland’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art.

Closed until 27 March

Modern Two

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

Closed until at least 14 February

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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

Closed until at least 14 February

Featured exhibitions and displays

Featured exhibitions and displays

Must see
Exhibition Closing Soon

Turner in January


Closed until at least 14 February


You are here | 2020: Stories, Portraits, Visions


Closed until at least 14 February


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.