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  • Must see
    Exhibition Just Opened

    Scotland’s Photograph Album | The MacKinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Until Sun 16 Feb 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Must see
    Exhibition Just Opened

    Paula Rego | Obedience and Defiance

    Modern Two

    Until Sun 19 Apr 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    £10.50

  • Must see
    Exhibition

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

    Modern One

    Until Sun 31 May 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Must see
    Display

    Beyond Realism | Dada and Surrealism

    Modern One

    Until Sun 25 Oct 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Still Life Drawing in the Gallery

    National

    Fri 6 Dec 2019

    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Music concert

    From Advent to Christmas

    Portrait

    Fri 6 Dec 2019

    1:15 - 1:45pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Still Life Drawing in the Gallery

    National

    Fri 6 Dec 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • Special event

    Studies in Photography: 2019 Journal (Edition II) Winter Launch Party

    Portrait

    Fri 6 Dec 2019

    5 - 7pm

    £10.00

  • Exhibition Coming Soon

    BP Portrait Award 2019

    Portrait

    Sat 7 Dec 2019 - Sun 22 Mar 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Course SOLD OUT

    Illustrating Books for Children: Helen Stephens & Chie Hosaka

    Modern One

    Sat 7 Dec 2019

    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £16.00

  • Drop-in event

    Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5)

    Portrait

    Sat 7 Dec 2019
    10:30am & 11:30am

    Free

  • Course SOLD OUT

    How to Make a Dummy Picture Book with Helen Stephens

    Modern One

    Sat 7 Dec 2019

    2 - 4:30pm

    £20.00

  • Tour

    Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours: Glimmer, Gleam, Glint and Sparkle

    Portrait

    Sat 7 Dec 2019
    2 - 2:45pm & 3 - 3:45pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Postcard Portraits (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Sun 8 Dec 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • Our Friends
    Special event

    Christmas Wreath-making

    Portrait

    Wed 11 Dec 2019

    10:30am - 1pm

    £50.00

  • Our Friends
    Course

    Art History Course with Dr Colin J Bailey: Painting in Spain from El Greco to Sorolla

    Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ

    Thursdays from 5 Dec 2019 to 6 Feb 2020
    10.30am - 12noon

    £96.00

  • Our Friends
    Lecture or talk

    Art History Course with Dr Colin J Bailey: Painting in Spain from El Greco to Sorolla

    Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ

    Thursdays from 5 Dec 2019 to 6 Feb 2020
    12.30 - 2pm

    £96.00

  • Drop-in event

    Easel Sketching in the Gallery

    National

    Thu 12 Dec 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • Special event

    Special Christmas Shopping Night

    National

    Thu 12 Dec 2019

    5 - 7pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Easel Sketching in the Gallery

    National

    Fri 13 Dec 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

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Guided tours and workshops

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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.

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Past exhibitions

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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.