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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.

  • Course SOLD OUT

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Using Chalk Pastel

    Portrait

    Thu 18 & Thu 25 Jun 2020
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £40.00

    Cancelled

  • Our Friends
    Special event

    Friends Preview: Bright Star | The Life and Art of King James VI and I

    Portrait

    Fri 19 Jun 2020

    5:30 - 8pm

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Drop-in event

    National Day of Stitch: Stitching in the Gallery

    Portrait

    Sat 20 Jun 2020

    10:30am - 3:30pm

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Display

    The Remaking of Scotland | Nation, Migration, Globalisation 1760-1860

    Portrait

    Until Sun 21 Jun 2020

    Gallery closed

    Free

  • Special event

    Autism-Friendly Early Openings

    Portrait

    Sun 28 Jun 2020

    9 - 10am

    Free

    Cancelled

  • Exhibition Coming Soon

    Bright Star | The Art and Life of King James VI and I

    Portrait

    Wed 1 Jul 2020 - Sun 22 Nov 2020

    Gallery closed

  • Exhibition Coming Soon

    Temples to Tenements | Photographs of Architecture

    Portrait

    Sat 25 Jul 2020 - Sun 10 Jan 2021

    Gallery closed

    Free

  • Special event

    Creative Change Makers Programme

    Portrait

    Mon 27 - Fri 31 Jul 2020
    10am - 3pm

    £250.00

  • Tour

    Gallery Social: Bright Star | The Art and Life of King James VI and I (for anyone affected by dementia)

    Portrait

    Fri 28 Aug 2020

    10:30am - 12 noon

    Free

    Free

  • Tour

    British Sign Language (BSL) Tour: James VI & I - Bright Star of the North

    Portrait

    Sat 19 Sep 2020

    11am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Amplified Tour: Bright Star | The Art and Life of King James VI and I

    Portrait

    Sun 20 Sep 2020

    11am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Tour

    Gallery Social: Temples to Tenements| Photographs of Architecture (for anyone affected by dementia)

    Portrait

    Fri 25 Sep 2020

    10:30am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Display

    You Are Here

    Portrait

    Until Wed 30 Sep 2020

    Gallery closed

    Free

  • Display

    The Modern Portrait

    Portrait

    Until Sun 28 Mar 2021

    Gallery closed

    Free

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.