Scottish National Gallery

Scottish National Gallery
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
  • Telephone 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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Art for Absolute Beginners: Making Art

Hands-on sessions in artmaking, aimed at the total beginner, led by artist Rosie Lesso. See gallery website for details of individual sessions. Booking is essential.

Thu 8 Dec

Thu 15 Dec

Drawing Attention: Rare Works on Paper 1400–1900

Exceptional but lesser-known treasures, drawn from the five centuries of drawings in the gallery's collection.

Sun 4 Dec

Mon 5 Dec

Tue 6 Dec

…and 28 more dates until 3 Jan 2017

Rocks and Rivers: Masterpieces of Landscape from the Lunde Collection

Thirteen paintings from the private collection of Asbjorn Lunde, featuring works by Johan Christian Dahl, Caspar Wolf, Robert Zünd, Giuseppe Camino, depicting spectacular landscape scenes from Scandinavia, Italy and Britain.

…and 144 more dates until 30 Apr 2017

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