School Visits

We are not currently able to offer schools visits but we hope to be able to offer them again soon. Sign up to our schools email newsletter to make sure you hear from us when we do or contact us with your enquiry.

In the meantime, take a look at our online learning resources for ideas to engage learners with art, wherever you are.  

Resources

Resources

Want to start a conversation about art? Here are some simple ideas to get you started. 

Use your senses

Imagine we’ve jumped right inside the picture. What can you hear, smell, taste, touch and see?

Take a closer look

Choose any picture, sculpture or art installation and try these prompts to help learners analyse what they see.

See Think Wonder

Choose any picture and take time to notice it, think about it and let your imagination wander...

Outdoor Learning

Motivate learners to engage with their natural heritage with these 10 simple challenges that can be used in any outdoor space with any age group

Scottish identity

For upper primary and secondary age groups, select from a wide range of activities, questions and images that support Scottish Studies. Taking the iconic painting Monarch of Glen as a starting point this resource asks 'Who decides who we are?'

Learning through pictures

Whether you want to introduce a set topic, encourage literacy or just get to know your students better, art postcards can be used in many ways across the curriculum.

Roy Lichenstein

Find out about Roy Lichtenstein, one of the most influential American artists to emerge in the post-war period.

Resources

Explore our teachers' resources, for use in the classroom and in the gallery.

Explore our resources

Plan a visit

We are not currently able to offer schools visits. We hope to be able to offer them again soon. Sign up to our schools email newsletter to make sure you hear from us when we do.

Our Galleries

The National Galleries of Scotland comprises three galleries.

Learning and Engagement contact details

If you're looking for more information on creative opportunities, professional learning for teachers, or school visits please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.

+44 (0)131 624 6410

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