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In order to help protect the health of our staff and visitors during this difficult time, we have closed all of our Galleries. We are aware that some people have bought tickets for upcoming events and exhibitions and we will be in touch as quickly as we can with further information. For more information see our FAQs.

We appreciate your support during this time and hope to see you in the not too distant future. We will post any further updates here and on our social media channels.

  • Must see
    Exhibition Closing Soon

    Scotland’s Photograph Album | The MacKinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Until Mon 13 Apr 2020

    Gallery closed

    Free

  • Must see
    Exhibition

    NOW | Katie Paterson, Darren Almond, Shona Macnaughton, Lucy Raven

    Modern One

    Until Sun 31 May 2020

    Gallery closed

    Free

  • Must see
    Display

    Beyond Realism | Dada and Surrealism

    Modern One

    Until Sun 25 Oct 2020

    Gallery closed

    Temporarily Closed

  • Lecture or talk

    Books in Focus: Leonora Carrington

    Modern Two

    Thu 2 Apr & Sat 4 Apr 2020
    2:30 - 3:30pm

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Music concert

    Live Music Now: Ryan Young and Seán Gray

    National

    Thu 2 Apr 2020

    6 - 6:30pm

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Course SOLD OUT

    Writing Around Rego

    Modern

    Fri 3 Apr 2020

    2 - 4:30pm

    £30.00

    Cancelled

  • Course SOLD OUT

    Printing Spring: Linocut and Monotype Workshop

    National

    Sat 4 & Sun 5 Apr 2020
    10.30am - 4pm

    £120.00

    Cancelled

  • Drop-in event

    Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5)

    Portrait

    Sat 4 Apr 2020
    10:30am & 11:30am

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Tour

    Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours: The Intriguing and The Gory

    Portrait

    Sat 4 Apr 2020

    2 - 2:45pm

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Drop-in event

    BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby/Bump) (Ages 0-1)

    Portrait

    Mon 6 Apr 2020
    10.15am, 11.00am, 11.30am

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Lecture or talk

    Restless Wave: Helen Bellany & Alexander Moffat In Conversation

    Portrait

    Tue 7 Apr 2020

    12:45 - 1:30pm

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Our Friends
    Lecture or talk SOLD OUT

    Getting Inside the Mackintosh House

    National

    Tue 7 Apr 2020
    6:30 - 8:30pm

    £14.00

    Cancelled

  • Course SOLD OUT

    Technique Tasters: Marbling

    Portrait

    Wed 8 Apr 2020

    10am - 12:30pm

    £40.00

    Cancelled

  • Course

    The Drawing Room (April 2020) - Bacon and Kossoff

    Modern

    Thu 9 Apr 2020

    5:30 - 6:45pm

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Drop-in event

    Postcard Portraits (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Sun 12 Apr 2020

    2 - 4pm

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Lecture or talk

    In Focus: Two Neapolitan Interiors by Pietro Fabris (1771)

    Portrait

    Tue 14 Apr 2020

    12:45 - 1:30pm

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Course SOLD OUT

    Technique Tasters: Painting

    Portrait

    Wed 15 Apr 2020

    10am - 12:30pm

    £40.00

    Cancelled

  • Tour SOLD OUT

    Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop: Beyond Realism | Dada and Surrealism

    Modern One

    Wed 15 Apr 2020

    10:15am - 3:30pm

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Drop-in event

    Once-A-Month Shared Reading and Creative Writing

    Portrait

    Wed 15 Apr 2020

    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Music concert

    Live Music Now: Maxwell, Lightbody, Smith

    National

    Thu 16 Apr 2020

    6 - 6:30pm

    Free

    Cancelled

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Guided tours and workshops

Guided tours and workshops

We look forward to welcoming all types of groups to the galleries! We have a fantastic range of guided tours, workshops and learning activities to enhance your experience of the collection and exhibitions.

Friends go free

Friends go free

Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

Past exhibitions

Past exhibitions

Browse our archive of past exhibitions

About the National Galleries of Scotland

About the National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland cares for, develops, researches and displays the national collection of Scottish and international art and aims to engage, inform and inspire the broadest possible public.