Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, the Scottish National Gallery is home to one of the best collections of fine art in the world.
- Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm.
- Free admission | Charge for some exhibitions
- The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Located in the city centre, the Scottish National Gallery is easy to access.
The Scottish National Gallery displays some of the greatest art in the world, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Constable, Turner, Monet, Van Gogh and Gauguin, amongst many others. The most comprehensive part of the collection covers the history of Scottish painting – all the major names, including Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie and McTaggart, are represented.
The Scottish National Gallery comprises both the National Gallery Building and the Royal Scottish Academy Building. Both of these buildings, designed by William Henry Playfair, stand in the heart of Edinburgh. Although originally built as separate structures, their histories have long been intertwined, and, since 2004, they have been physically connected by the underground Gardens Level.
Some rooms are currently closed as part of a major project to improve and expand the Gallery. The Shop and The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant remain open as usual.
Accessibility & facilities
In light of the ongoing security situation and recent events, bag searches will be in operation until further notice at the entrances to all of the National Galleries of Scotland.
Suitcases, large bags and large rucksacks will not be permitted into the galleries while the alert state remains at 'critical' across the UK. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, however the safety of the public and Galleries staff is paramount.
Cafés & restaurants
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
Celebrating the very best ingredients from Scottish producers and growers, The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant offers delicious, fresh, simple, good value food in a beautiful setting.
The Garden Café offers fresh coffee and sweet-treats. Either relax in our informal café or take out and enjoy in Princes Street gardens.