Scottish National Gallery

Scottish National Gallery
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
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Scottish National Gallery

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Stationed at the foot of the Mound, this building was designed by William Henry Playfair in 1850 to be a 'temple erected to the Fine Arts'. Since its completion the National Gallery has been home to some of the world's finest Western art ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day, with both Scottish and internationally regarded European art, including works by Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt and Poussin. Beside the rich permanent collection the gallery’s temporary exhibitions focus more on modern artists from all around the world. Once you walk through all levels, finish your visit in the lovely café with a nice cup of tea or buy something in the gift shop. Interested in something even more special? Try one of the gallery’s concerts, lectures, conferences or courses.

The Scottish National Gallery houses the Scottish National Collection of fine art from the early Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century, including works by Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt, Raeburn, Monet and Van Gogh. Visitors can also enjoy world-class facilities, including The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant and Shops.

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Turner in January

The annual display of JMW Turner watercolours bequeathed by Henry Vaughan, from early topographical wash drawings to the atmospheric sketches of continental Europe in the 1830s and 1840s. At Vaughan's behest, the delicate watercolours are only shown in January when daylight is weak to avoid fading.

Fri 21 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Sat 22 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Sun 23 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

…and 8 more dates until 31 Jan

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