Welcome to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, home to Scotland’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art.
- Open daily, 10am-5pm
- Free admission | Charge for some exhibitions
- 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.
Galleries & grounds
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a must-see venue for modern and contemporary art. Modern One is housed in a neoclassical building, which was designed by William Burn in 1825. The lawn at the front of the building was landscaped to a design by Charles Jencks and is home to a fantastic sculpture park. Pig Rock Bothy is also on the Modern One grounds and was designed for a changing programme of performances, discussions, residencies and events.
Modern Two was originally built in 1833 was converted into a Gallery in order to show the Gallery of Modern Art’s extensive collection of Dada and Surrealist art and work by the sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi.
Read more about this history of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
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.
Modern Two houses a collection of prints, archives, and books from the mid-twentieth century to the present day.
Cafés & restaurants
Café Modern One
Café Modern One is the perfect location for a spot of al fresco dining. Our garden terrace is a great place to enjoy one of our tasty salads, a deli filled sandwich or one of our delicious hot dishes. Join friends for a lazy lunch with a glass of wine or have a quick catch up with coffee.
Café Modern Two
The more intimate Café Modern Two offers table service and a seasonally changing lunch menu which includes soups and light main meals, all cooked on the premises, as well as antipasti platters and filled focaccias and baguettes.
A luxurious afternoon tea for two at Café Modern Two costs only £30