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

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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 7 May

Art Maker - May (Ages 4-12)

Join the Art Maker Club and make your own masterpieces with artists Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Louise Fraser.

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

Sun 18 Jun

Mon 19 Jun

…and 97 more dates until 24 Sep

Constable & McTaggart

One of the greatest masterpieces of British art, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows (1831) is one of a 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 death of the artist’s…

Mon 24 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6560

…and 331 more dates until 25 Mar 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 28 Apr

Gallery Social - Constable & McTaggart

Meet at the Information desk - Gardens Entrance (Scottish National Gallery) A relaxed and informal guided tour with refreshments for anyone affected by dementia and their relatives, friends and supporters. To book a place, please contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560.

Hearing Impaired & BSL Interpreted Tour - Constable & McTaggart

Please meet at the Information Desk - Gardens Entrance (Scottish National Gallery) A free tour of the exhibition with portable hearing loops, led by Tessa Asquith-Lamb. BSL Interpretation by Helen Dunipace. To book a place contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560 or email informationdesk@nationalgalleries.org

Hearing Impaired Tours

Free tours of gallery exhibitions with portable loops for the hearing-impaired, led by artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb. Booking is essential.

Sun 21 May

Free / 0131 624 6560

A tour of the Constable and McTaggart exhibition.

Live Music Now: Dohnányi String Trio

Violin, viola and cello trio take inspiration from the gallery in a recital including composers such as Schubert, Philip Glass and Pablo Casals.

Live Music Now: Dohnányi String Trio

Violin, viola and cello trio take inspiration from the gallery in a recital including composers such as Schubert, Philip Glass and Pablo Casals.

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.

Mon 15 May

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Meet outside Scottish National Gallery (The Mound).

Tue 16 May

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Meet outside Scottish National Gallery (The Mound).

Wed 17 May

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Meet outside Scottish National Gallery (The Mound).

…and 31 more dates until 17 Jun

National Gallery Highlights Tours

An introduction and tour of the National Gallery's permanent collection, focusing on key paintings. Meet in the main entrance. No Booking Required

Opening Lecture: Elective Affinities: Hill and Adamson and the Sociability of Chemistry

In this talk Dr Kelley Wilder, De Montfort University, will introduce the social circles of early Scottish photography through the information shared among like-minded Scottish chemists and photographers. Hill and Adamson were part of a tightly knit group of photographic enthusiasts who drew on scientific correspondence…

PLAY: Joan Eardley: A Private View (6 May seated matinee performance in auditorium)

Heroica Theatre Company present the premiere performances of Joan Eardley: A Private View; a new play on the life and work of artist Joan Eardley. Performance times: 2-3.10pm (approx. 70 minutes). Book your ticket via Eventbrite or at the Information Desk

PLAY: Joan Eardley: A Private View (7 May seated evening performance in auditorium)

Heroica Theatre Company present the premiere performances of Joan Eardley: A Private View; a new play on the life and work of artist Joan Eardley. Performance times: 6.30-7.40pm (approx. 70 minutes). Book your ticket via Eventbrite or at the Information Desk

Rosie Nimmo & Stuart Allardyce

Jazz, blues and folk-infused material from vocalist Nimmo and guitarist Allardyce.

Saturday Life Drawing Class

Artist Graham Flack leads this drawing workshop; learn how others have portrayed the human figure, and then practise drawing from a life model yourself. Materials are supplied; suitable for all levels of experience. Booking is essential.

Sat 13 May

Clore Education Centre

£16 (£14) / 0131 624 6560

The View From Here: Artist’s Talk - Thomas Joshua Cooper

Talk by photographer Professor Thomas Joshua Cooper, Glasgow School of Art. Free, unticketed.

Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop - Constable & McTaggart

A free descriptive tour and practical workshop for the visually impaired. Please note that the morning tour will be at the Scottish National Gallery, followed by an afternoon workshop at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. To book a place contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560.

Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop - Constable & McTaggart

A free descriptive tour and practical workshop for the visually impaired. Please note that the morning tour will be at the Scottish National Gallery, followed by an afternoon workshop at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. To book a place contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560.

Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop - Constable & McTaggart

A free descriptive tour and practical workshop for the visually impaired. Please note that the morning tour will be at the Scottish National Gallery, followed by an afternoon workshop at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. To book a place contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560.

Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop - Constable & McTaggart

A free descriptive tour and practical workshop for the visually impaired. Please note that the morning tour will be at the Scottish National Gallery, followed by an afternoon workshop at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. To book a place contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560.

Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop - Constable & McTaggart

A free descriptive tour and practical workshop for the visually impaired. Please note that the morning tour will be at the Scottish National Gallery, followed by an afternoon workshop at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. To book a place contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560.

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