Discover one of the world’s finest collections of art at Scottish National Gallery, situated on the Mound, an artificial hill in the middle of the city. Designed by architect William Henry Playfair in the Neoclassical style, the gallery opened in 1859. Today, it houses Scottish and international art from the beginning of the Renaissance to the start of the 20th century. At the heart of the collection is a group of paintings transferred from the Royal Scottish Academy, including masterpieces by Jacopo Bassano, Anthony van Dyck, and Giambattista Tiepolo. The collection also includes notable works by Cézanne, Botticelli, Degas, El Greco, Monet, Goya, Gauguin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Velazquez, and Vermeer, to name just a few. Check online for special events and temporary exhibits. Use our Edinburgh online tour itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Scottish National Gallery and other attractions in Edinburgh.
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Scottish National Gallery Reviews
This is a great place to spend a few hours. Such great art every where you turn. Great for all ages and a break from the rain. more »
First of all it is a free Gallery which is amazing, and second of all, has beautiful colourful exhibition rooms with fantastic masterpieces such a Da Vinci, El Greco, Botticelli, Monet, Gauguin and Va... more »
One of the greatest collections of art in a single place I've seen. Lots of Scottish artists and huge paintings. The staff are very nice and helpful as well. Could easily spend a whole day here. Right next to the Princes Street Gardens as well so very chilled day. Would recommend for people into art. Try to go for the special exhibitions if possible.
Stunning artwork. And they alow photos to be taken inside. Some work was being carried out when we visited. But a large section was still on display, well worth a visit. And would certainly go again. If you are in Edinburgh, it is well worth taking the time to call in and view the stunning artwork. What ever style of artwork you like you should find something you can appreciate.
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