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  • Must see
    Exhibition

    Bridget Riley

    National

    Until Sun 22 Sep 2019

    Open daily, 10am-6pm during August. Thursdays until 7pm

    £13.00

  • Must see
    Exhibition

    NOW | Charles Avery, Aurélien Froment, Anya Gallaccio, Roger Hiorns, Peles Empire, Zineb Sedira

    Modern One

    Until Sun 22 Sep 2019

    Open daily, 10am-6pm

    Admission free

  • Must see
    Exhibition

    ARTIST ROOMS Self Evidence | Photographs by Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe

    Portrait

    Until Sun 20 Oct 2019

    Open daily, 10am-6pm

    Free

  • Must see
    Exhibition

    Cut and Paste | 400 Years of Collage

    Modern Two

    Until Sun 27 Oct 2019

    Open daily, 10am-6pm

    £11.00

  • Lecture or talk

    Self Evidence: Dragana Jurišić Artist's Talk

    National

    Fri 23 Aug 2019

    6 - 7pm

    Free

  • Special event SOLD OUT

    Calum Colvin book launch party and signing

    Portrait

    Fri 23 Aug 2019

    6:30 - 8:30pm

    £5.00

  • Drop-in event

    Pop-up Play Area

    Modern One

    Until 20 October 2019

    Free

    +21 other sessions

  • Lecture or talk

    Keith Hartley with Typex at EIBF: Looks a Scream

    Edinburgh International Book Festival

    Sat 24 Aug 2019

    11am - 12 noon

    £12.00

  • Exhibition Closing Soon

    Beings on Tour

    Raquet Hall, Eglinton Country Park, Irvine

    Until Mon 26 Aug 2019

    Free

  • Lecture or talk

    Inventive Energy: The Cultural Significance of James Watt (1736-1819)

    Portrait

    Tue 27 Aug 2019

    12:45 - 1:15pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Bridget Riley: Nocturne Exhibition Tours

    National

    Thursdays from 25 Jul - 29 Aug and on 19 Sep

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Music concert

    Live Music Now: Kaitlin Ross and Catriona Hawksworth

    National

    Thu 29 Aug 2019

    6 - 6:30pm

    Free

  • Tour

    National Gallery Highlights Tours - August 2019

    National

    Sat 31 Aug 2019
    2 - 2:45pm & 3 - 3:45pm

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Display Closing Soon

    Francis Bacon

    Modern One

    Until Sun 1 Sep 2019

    Open daily, 10am-6pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

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

    Portrait

    Mon 2 Sep
    10:15am, 11:00am & 11:30am

    Free

    +2 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Open Studio: Make an Impression (Ages 1-3)

    Portrait

    Tue 3 Sep 2019

    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Inside Out Tour: Robert Louis Stevenson

    Portrait

    Tue 3 Sep 2019

    12:45 - 1:45pm

    Free

    Free but ticketed

  • Our Friends
    Special event

    Friends Summer Party

    National

    Tue 3 Sep 2019
    6:30 - 9:30pm

    £43.00

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Charcoal

    Portrait

    Thu 5 and Thu 12 Sep 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Lecture or talk SOLD OUT

    Books in Focus: Aubrey Beardsley

    Modern Two

    Thu 5 Sep 2019

    2:30 - 3:30pm

    Free

    +1 other sessions

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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

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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.