Temporary room closures

at the Scottish National Gallery

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During September 2021 we will be rehanging some of the galleries at the Scottish National Gallery. Some temporary room closures will be necessary at this time. From 20–22 September rooms 11,12 & 13 will be closed.

You can find details of what is included in these rooms below.

Closed for rehang 20–22 September

Closed for rehang 20–22 September

Rooms 11,12 and 13 will be closed from 20–22 September to allow for a rehang of some of the artworks in those rooms.

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.

Rococo to Revolution

The eighteenth century was a dynamic era, informed by new, ‘enlightened’ ideas about mankind and its place in the world. It ended however in violence, with revolutions in America and France.

Gallery floor plans

Our floor plans contain details of entrances, facilities and room closures.

Nineteeth Century Scottish Painting
with Patricia Allerston Deputy Director and Chief Curator

This tour gives you an insight into some of the highlights of this part of the collection, including work by artists such as William McTaggart, Phoebe Anna Traquair, Arthur Melville and James Patterson. The nineteenth century was a hugely important century in the development of Scottish art.

This gallery is unfortunately not open at the moment due to restrictions, but we hope that you will enjoy this tour of the space.

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Impressionism and Post Impressionism
with Frances Fowle, Curator of French art at the National Galleries of Scotland

Frances Fowle introduces our display of Impressionism and Post Impressionism at the Scottish National Gallery. The display is currently closed to visitors but this tour gives you an insight into some of the Impressionist and Post Impressionist collection highlights. Artworks introduced by Frances include those by Camille Pissaro, Berthe Morisot, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Georges Seurat.

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Book your visit to the Scottish National Gallery

Book your visit to the Scottish National Gallery

We will be limiting the number of visitors in each gallery at any one time. To manage this we've instituted a free, timed ticketing system.

Admission is free, and tickets should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.