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National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

National Gallery of Scotland
The Mound
Edinburgh and the Lothians

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The National Gallery of Scotland houses Scotland’s greatest collection of European paintings, drawings and prints dating from the early Renaissance to the late 19th century. The collection includes works by Raphael, Titian, Velázquez, Vermeer, El Greco, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Turner and the Impressionists. It also houses the national collection of Scottish art with works by Ramsay, Raeburn. Wilkie and McTaggart. The Gallery was designed by William Henry Playfair in the 1850s and has a striking neo-classical facade. It stands on the Mound, adjacent to the Royal Scottish Academy, with commanding views of Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Extended hours during the Edinburgh Festival. Closed 25 and 26 December only.

Admission to the permanent collection is free. Entrance charges are made for special exhibitions.

Gift shop; Disabled Access; Education Services. Outdoor café in the Summer.


Nearest UK Airport: Edinburgh

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