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  • Must see
    Exhibition Closing Soon

    Turner in January

    National

    Until Fri 31 Jan 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm. Thursdays until 7pm

    Free

  • Must see
    Exhibition Closing Soon

    Scotland’s Photograph Album | The MacKinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Until Sun 16 Feb 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Must see
    Exhibition

    BP Portrait Award 2019

    Portrait

    Until Sun 22 Mar 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Must see
    Exhibition

    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

  • Our Friends
    Tour SOLD OUT

    Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance

    Modern One

    Wed 22 and Wed 29 Jan 2020
    6:30 - 8:30pm

    £14.00

  • 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

    Portrait

    Thu 23 Jan 2020

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • Music concert

    Live Music Now: Barbara Cole Walton and Alina Horváth

    National

    Thu 23 Jan 2020

    6 - 6:30pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Easel Sketching in the Gallery

    Portrait

    Fri 24 Jan 2020

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Family Art Tours (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Sat 25 Jan 2020

    11 - 11:45am

    Free

  • Tour

    National Gallery Highlights Tours - January 2020

    National

    Sat 25 Jan 2020
    2 - 2:45pm & 3 - 3:45pm

    Free

  • Special event

    Autism-Friendly Early Openings

    Portrait

    Sun 26 Jan 2020

    9 - 10am

    Free

    Booking essential

  • Lecture or talk

    Magritte and Magic

    Modern One

    Tue 28 Jan 2020

    12:45 - 1:30pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    The Scottish Collection: Shared Reading and Creative Writing

    National

    Wed 29 Jan 2020
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Our Friends
    Tour SOLD OUT

    BP Portrait Award 2019 Tour

    Portrait

    Thu 30 Jan 2020
    6.30 - 7pm and 7 - 7.30pm

    £14.00

  • Tour

    Gallery Social: Scotland’s Photograph Album | The Mackinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Fri 31 Jan 2020

    10:30am - 12 noon

    Free

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Guided tours and workshops

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Friends go free

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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.