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

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There are 3 events at this location

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Beyond Caravaggio

Work by the great master himself and many of his followers, including Gentileschi, Ribera, Valentin and Ter Brugghen, featuring paintings drawn from public and private collections in Britain and Ireland.

Sat 17 Jun

£12 (£10) / 0131 624 6560

Sun 18 Jun

£12 (£10) / 0131 624 6560

Mon 19 Jun

£12 (£10) / 0131 624 6560

…and 97 more dates until 24 Sep

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.

Sun 28 May

Free / 0131 624 6560

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 29 May

Free / 0131 624 6560

Tue 30 May

Free / 0131 624 6560

…and 297 more dates until 25 Mar 2018

Mertoun House Tour

View works from the Duke of Sutherland's art collection. Price includes transport to Mertoun House, a guided tour and refreshments. Meet outside the front entrance of the Scottish National Gallery. Booking is essential.

Sun 28 May

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Meet outside Scottish National Gallery (The Mound).

  • 09:00 – 13:45

Mon 29 May

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Meet outside Scottish National Gallery (The Mound).

  • 09:00 – 13:45

Tue 30 May

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Meet outside Scottish National Gallery (The Mound).

  • 09:00 – 13:45
…and 18 more dates until 17 Jun

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