There is no admission fee for visitors to see many of the works on display around the National Galleries of Scotland's complexes. However, some of our exhibitions have an admission charge.
Exhibition tickets can be purchased in a number of ways. There will be a clearly signposted ticket desk at the exhibition venue. There may be a telephone booking service and/or an online ticket system accessible from our main website. Details of ticket purchasing options for specific exhibitions can be found in the What’s On section of our website.
Details of specific exhibition pricing can be found in the What’s On section of our website. Concession pricing will appear within brackets after the main price, for instance 'Tickets £7 (£5)' indicates a concession price of £5.
For all exhibitions with an admission charge, the following rules apply:
12 years and under
personal carer to registered disabled
- Children aged 13 - 16 inclusive
- Visitors aged 60+
- Registered Disabled people
- People on a low income in receipt of one of the following:
- income support
- housing benefit
- working tax credit
- People whose sole income is from Department for Work and Pensions benefits
Art Fund members receive 50% off ticket price for whichever ticket type is appropriate to the member.
In all cases, proof of status is required either at the time of purchase or prior to entry to the exhibition.
Group bookings made at least 2 weeks in advance are eligible for discounts, including free entry for communities groups and schools. (We define a group as 10 or more)
For more information visit the Group Visits page.
Selected paying exhibitions will have an Online Tickets option, which will be accessible from the Ticket page of the Buy section.
Tickets purchased online will be delivered by post within 5 working days.
A booking fee of £1 will be added to tickets purchased online, if no other products are purchased as part of the same order. There will be no separate postage charge for tickets.
When purchasing tickets for exhibitions online, in person from the exhibition venues or the Scottish National Gallery Information Desk, there will be an option to buy Gift Aid tickets. Gift Aid tickets include a 10% donation above the standard ticket price.
Adding this donation allows the National Galleries of Scotland, as a registered charity, to apply to the government for an extra 28% on top of the Gift Aid ticket price. This will cost the ticket buyer nothing beyond the price of the Gift Aid ticket itself.
Gift Aid tickets are only appropriate if the ticket purchaser is a UK taxpayer. More information can be found on the HM Revenue & Customs website.