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Houses on the Royal Mile from Princess Street
The National Gallery of Scotland in Princess Street
View accross to the Scott Monument

Galleries in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is home to some of the best galleries in the UK, from Old Masters to great names of the 20th century the National Galleries offer them all. .

National Gallery of Scotland
At the foot of The Mound, built as a link path between old and new Edinburgh, stands The National Gallery of Scotland.The gallery houses one of the best art collections in Europe. Well-known works by Monet and Cézanne are on display as well as examples by old masters including Botticelli, Titian and Rembrandt. The galleries collection of Turner watercolours is exhibited every January. Open Monday-Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm.Admission free.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
At the East end of Queen Street in the New Town. This gallery provides a visual history of Scotland from the 16th Century to the present day told through portraits of the people who shaped it. Exhibits include portraits of celebrated Scots including Mary Queen of Scots, Robert Burns and Sir Steven Runciman. The shop is the place to go for unusual gifts and a great range of books. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm. Admission is free.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Situated in extensive parklands this gallery has works by many major 20th century artists including Picasso, Matisse and Giacometti. Sculptures by Henry Moore can be found within the beautiful gardens. The gallery has a light and airy café with a large terrace and lawn ideal for children to play whilst mum and dad relax. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm,Sunday noon-5pm. Admission free.