Group visits

Our buildings are currently closed. We can't wait to open the doors and welcome your group to the gallery again as soon as we can. In the meantime, watch this space for creative bits and bobs and updates to help bring the gallery to your living room!

We offer a range of guided tours, discovery sessions and workshops to enhance your experience of the collection and exhibitions.

We can help you plan your visit and ensure you benefit from group discounts or free entry to ticketed exhibitions.

Plan a visit

  • Groups of 10 or more adults can book guided tours or self-led visits to view the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.

  • Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more visiting ticketed exhibitions.

  • Community and access groups can comprise fewer than 10 people. They can book free guided tours or self-led visits, including free exhibition entry.

  • Please give at least two weeks' notice for a self-led visit and four weeks' notice for a guided tour.

  • All our tours are led by experienced art educators.

Our Galleries

The National Galleries of Scotland comprises three galleries.

Scottish National Gallery project

While the Scottish National Gallery is currently undergoing a major transformation, we want to keep our collection accessible to as many people as possible.

Due to the ongoing work:

  • We will accept two groups per day of up to 35 people (both schools and adult groups)
  • There is currently no bus drop-off point so you will need to travel by foot or public transport
  • There may be some noise disruption during your visit


There is a full activity schedule at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Find out how construction work might affect your visit

Find out more about the project

School Visits

Choose from a range of hands-on Discovery sessions, interactive workshops and online learning resources to bring art to life for you and your pupils, whatever their age and abilities. If your pupils have additional needs we'll plan a tailor-made visit just for you.

Find out more

Event experiences

Meet with our curators and expert conservators to create bespoke experiences including gallery tours or informative talks that are entirely unique to our venues.

Venues: National, Modern One, Modern Two, Portrait
Rates: Prices available on request

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Group Visit FAQs


Learning & Engagement contact details

If you're looking for more information on our learning programmes, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to advise and help plan your group visit.

+44 (0)131 624 6410

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