Move, make, colour, create!

Join us every day this summer for free art-making and creative play! Our team of artists will be on hand to help you and your family create your own masterpieces and explore the galleries, inside and out!

All free, all welcome!

Pop-up play area

Our pop-up play area is free and is open daily, 10am – 5pm.

Free, fun, family art-making every day this summer!

Join us for free art-making every afternoon from Sunday 15 July to Sunday 12 August, 2-4pm. Just turn up and we’ll do the rest!

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Summer family parties

Party with us on Sunday 12 August! Explore colour and movement with a variety of activities including creative play, storytelling, face painting, dance workshops and our family trails. You can also get messy with the different art activities on hand in the Resource Room.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

Our weird and wonderful ice cream flavours return to the Bothy in the grounds of Modern One. Choose from a variety of flavours from banana to coconut to chocolate chip but is all as it seems?!


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Join us for family activities all year round!

The National Galleries of Scotland has three FREE Galleries for you and your family to explore with lots to see and do.

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