Discover one of the world’s finest collections of art at Scottish National Gallery, situated on the Mound, an artificial hill in the middle of the city. Designed by architect William Henry Playfair in the Neoclassical style, the gallery opened in 1859. Today, it houses Scottish and international art from the beginning of the Renaissance to the start of the 20th century. At the heart of the collection is a group of paintings transferred from the Royal Scottish Academy, including masterpieces by Jacopo Bassano, Anthony van Dyck, and Giambattista Tiepolo. The collection also includes notable works by Cézanne, Botticelli, Degas, El Greco, Monet, Goya, Gauguin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Velazquez, and Vermeer, to name just a few. Check online for special events and temporary exhibits. Use our Edinburgh online tour itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Scottish National Gallery and other attractions in Edinburgh.
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Scottish National Gallery reviews
We enjoyed our visit here, having arrived at 10AM when they opened, there was already a queue to go in. The gallery space is light and airy and houses the very large artworks easily. The Monarch of...
We enjoyed our visit here, having arrived at 10AM when they opened, there was already a queue to go in. The gallery space is light and airy and houses the very large artworks easily. The Monarch of... more »
Coming from London with all the museums it was a tough act to match, but I thought the museum was fantastic. Having everything under one roof (science, natural history, biology) made for a very...
Coming from London with all the museums it was a tough act to match, but I thought the museum was fantastic. Having everything under one roof (science, natural history, biology) made for a very... more »
due to the works they are having the current exhibition is very small
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. The staff were very friendly and attentive, also knowledgeable. Unfortunately I was unable to view the galleries on the first floor as I have limited mobility and the lift is currently not working. It was nice to see the 'The Monarch of the Glen' it grabs your attention the minute you see it. There are many famous works of art and a large proportion of Scottish artists. There are also some sculptures on display. I would definitely recommend a visit here.
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