Research Facilities

The National Galleries of Scotland offer a variety of opportunities for members of the public to access our resources and view artworks that are not on display in our gallery spaces. These include libraries, print rooms, an archive and special book store and the Granton Art Centre. Visits can be arranged via appointment.

In order to help protect the health of our staff and visitors during this difficult time we have closed all of our Galleries. During this time we're not taking bookings for individual appointments or group visits.

Archive & special collections

Print rooms


Granton Art Centre

The Granton Art Centre is Scotland’s first purpose-built art store for paintings, drawings and sculptures from the national collection. It provides 1,300 square metres of secure and climate-controlled storage space.

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