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 add new artworks from our collection. This page gives you an overview of changes that are taking place over the coming weeks.

Closed for rehang 8 October

Closed for rehang 8 October

Room 11 at the Scottish National Gallery will be closed on 8 October 2021 to allow for a rehang of some of the artworks in that room.

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.

Closures at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Closures at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Rooms 7-10 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will be closed from Friday 12 to Friday 26 (inclusive).

Heroes and Heroines

This exhibition re-examines some major Scottish figures, from Thomas Carlyle to Andrew Carnegie, raises questions about the nature of hero-worship and the values that were upheld by our Victorian forebears.

The Remaking of Scotland

Between 1760 and 1860, Scotland’s place in the world was dramatically remade. This exhibition explores the lives and careers of the Scots behind this period of dramatic change.

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Scottish National Gallery

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Modern One

An outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art, including a centenary Joan Eardley display

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Modern Two

Come and see our blockbuster exhibition Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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

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