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Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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“van gogh” (162 reviews)
“art lovers” (80 reviews)
“old masters” (77 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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+44 131 624 6200
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"van gogh"
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"art lovers"
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"old masters"
in 77 reviews
"famous artists"
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"great art"
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"beautiful paintings"
in 48 reviews
"nice collection"
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"works of art"
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"da vinci"
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"permanent collection"
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"free admission"
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"on display"
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"worth a visit"
in 168 reviews
"princes street gardens"
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"rainy day"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very impressive museum and collections. Paintings are amazing and I learned a lot about Scotland. I enjoyed the Photographs of Childhood, and, the Jacobite exhibition. It's free! The building itself was amazing as well.

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to the RSA Grad Student event. Such a pleasure. This is the best of new artists in Scotland all brought together. I wish I had come weeks ago and that some of it might have been available for purchase! So much as been sold...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another museum of Scotland which did not charge an entry fee! And, the displays were wonderful. We followed the suggested route through the gallery and were able to see everything well.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re in the centre and need a break from the shops then the gallery is a must! So much to see and take in but it’s worth it! We spent around half an hour or so but could have spent more :)

Thank Darren M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. Lots of good art, a little gem of a find. Free entry and a good cafe at the end of your visit. Well worth a visit.

Thank teresa G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What can I say, nearly every place in Edinburg needs to be seen, if you don't go in at least look around the stalls and installations popping up around here. Also you may be lucky and see a live performance as musicians play here often.

Thank T0mRand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend wanted to see Rembrandt's self portrait which is in the National Gallery. It is amongst a collection of some other well known painters. The Museum is very well laid out and it you can really get up close to the artwork. Above all...More

Thank gerbera1968
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Reviewed 5 days ago

All National Museums in Scotland are free and great to visit. The Scottish National Gallery is in between the old and new town so you can't miss it. Two great buildings with mostly Renaissance and 18-19th-century collections. It can get pretty busy, but you can...More

Thank Μαρία Κ
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a wander round here for half an hour. Some nice art. Very annoying having to carry my rucksack rather than be allowed to wear it.. strange rule as there’s nothing to knock over!!

Thank kath11bedford
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Reviewed 5 days ago

At first we thought we were not going to see any Scottish artists work here but eventually we found it. Spent a couple of hours, here, some fine work, but like all galleries and art works, there is some bad too. Nice staff.

Thank Sharpe26
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