Temporary room closures

At the National Galleries of Scotland, we maintain ever-changing displays of artworks from your national collection. To do this, we occasionally need to close some gallery rooms so that we can refresh the artworks on display. This page gives you an overview of changes that are taking place over the coming weeks.

Modern Two

Modern Two

Modern Two is currently closed. Our Prints and Drawings Study RoomReading Room and Paolozzi's studio are open by appointment. The grounds at Modern Two will be open daily. Modern One is open as usual.

Paolozzi Studio

Eduardo Paolozzi’s studio is meticulously recreated with sculptures, models, books, toys and even his bed. In 1994 the artist donated the entire contents of his Chelsea studio

Prints and Drawings Study Room at Modern Two

The Prints and Drawings Study Room is home to the National Galleries of Scotland’s world-class collection of Scottish and international works of art on paper.

Reading Room at Modern Two

Over 100,000 library items, 6,000 artists’ and special books and over 140 archival holdings can be viewed by appointment.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery (10–12 January 2022)

Scottish National Portrait Gallery (10–12 January 2022)

The Library & Print Room will be closed between Tuesday 10 January and Thursday 12 January 2023.

Scottish National Gallery

Some rooms at the Scottish National Gallery are closed while we create exciting new spaces for our Scottish art collection and a larger and more accessible lift.

Scottish National Gallery (12–20 December)

Scottish National Gallery (12–20 December)

We will be rehanging artworks in a number of rooms in the Gallery between Monday 12 and Tuesday 20 December. During this time some rooms will be closed. On Monday 12 December we will be closing some rooms that contain our Painting as Spectacle display. Room 12 will be closed all day and room 13 may also need to close for a period. Room 9, one of the two rooms that forms part of our display Dutch and Flemish Art 1590 — 1700 will be closed between Tuesday 13 and Friday 16 December. While we hope to keep room closures to a minimum it may also be necessary to close room 9 on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 December.

Dutch and Flemish Art 1590 — 1700

Highlights from our world-class Dutch and Flemish collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens and Van Dyck.

Painting as Spectacle

The years 1785–1865 were the era of the ‘statement picture’. Spectacular paintings of a colossal size were created with educated and cultured audiences in mind.

Which gallery do you want to visit?

Which gallery do you want to visit?

There is so much to discover at all three gallery sites in the centre of Edinburgh.

Scottish National Gallery

Home to one of the greatest art collections in the world.

Open daily, 10am-5pm

Modern One

An outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art.

Open daily, 10am-5pm

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Come face to face with the people who shape Scotland’s past, present and future.

Open daily, 10am-5pm