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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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • Drop-in event

    Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5)

    Portrait

    Sat 1 Feb 2020
    10:30am & 11:30am

    Free

  • Tour

    Portrait Gallery Tours: Scotland’s Photograph Album

    Portrait

    Sat 1 Feb 2020
    2 -2:45pm & 3 -3:45pm

    Free

  • Exhibition Closing Soon

    Drinking the Rain

    Modern One

    Until Sun 2 Feb 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

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

    Portrait

    Mon 3 Feb 2020
    10:15, 10:45 & 11:15

    Free

  • Music concert

    Dementia-friendly Concert - Live Music Now: Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally

    Portrait

    Mon 3 Feb 2020

    11 - 11:30am

    Free

  • Drop-in event

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

    Portrait

    Tue 4 Feb 2020
    10:30 & 11:30am

    Free

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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.

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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.