Scottish National Gallery

Scottish National Gallery
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
  • Box office 0131 624 6560
  • General enquiries 0131 624 6200
  • Seasonal times Sep 1–Jul 31: Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–7pm; Aug 1–31: Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–7pm.
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Scottish National Gallery

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.

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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  • Provides: Wheelchair access

Events at this venue

There are 5 events at this location

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Art Maker

Drop in to the gallery and make your own masterpiece using materials provided. Go four times and you can earn a badge. Ages 4–12.

Sun 1 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6560

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 5 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6560

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Constable & McTaggart

Two masterpieces of 19th century British art, shown in dialogue with each other: Constable's Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows (1831) and William McTaggart's The Storm.

Fri 22 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6560

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 23 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6560

Sun 24 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6560

…and 180 more dates until 25 Mar 2018

Constable and McTaggart

One of the greatest masterpieces of British art, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows (1831) is arguably the culmination of the monumental series of ‘six-footer’ canvases painted by John Constable and was considered by the artist to convey ‘the fullest impression of the compass of his art’. Painted in the aftermath of the…

Fri 22 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6560

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 23 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6560

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6560

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 112 more dates until 14 Jan 2018

Gallery Social

A relaxed and intimate tour of the gallery for people with dementia and their relatives, friends or supporters. Meet at the Information Desk. Booking is essential.

Fri 27 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6560

A chance to look at the highlights of the Scottish Collection.

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Fri 26 Jan 2018

Free / 0131 624 6560

This session focuses on the Painting as Spectacle exhibition.

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Visually Impaired Tour & Workshop

Free tours of selected exhibitions incorporating verbal description for the visually impaired, followed by a practical workshop. Booking is essential.

Wed 17 Jan 2018

Free / 0131 624 6560

A tour of SNG Highlights.

  • 10:15 – 15:30

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