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National Gallery of Scotland

Home to one of the most acclaimed art collections in the world, explore the works of the great masters including Rembrandt, Velázquez and William McTaggart at the National Gallery of Scotland. Free for members of the public to enter, discover breathtaking art across every medium, on canvas, film and pottery.

  • The front entrance of the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Explore Scotland’s Exceptional History of Art


The National Gallery of Scotland, located in the heart of Edinburgh, is a cultural treasure trove housing one of the finest collections of fine art in the United Kingdom. Situated on The Mound, with a majestic neoclassical façade, the gallery attracts visitors to explore centuries of artistic masterpieces spanning from the Renaissance to the present day.

Inside the gallery’s hallowed halls, visitors can admire works by renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Titian, Van Gogh, McTaggart and Monet, among many others. From iconic portraits and majestic landscapes to intimate still lifes and vibrant modern art, the collection offers a comprehensive overview of Western European painting from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

The National Gallery of Scotland is not only home to a wealth of artistic treasures but also a hub of cultural activity and education. The gallery hosts a diverse range of exhibitions, lectures, and events throughout the year, providing visitors with opportunities to deepen their understanding of art history and engage with contemporary artistic practices. In addition to its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, the gallery offers a variety of educational programs and resources for visitors of all ages. From guided tours and workshops to family-friendly activities and school programs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and learn at the Gallery.

Whether you’re a seasoned art enthusiast or a curious newcomer, a visit to the National Gallery of Scotland promises a captivating journey through the rich tapestry of Western art history, offering moments of inspiration, reflection, and discovery at every turn.