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Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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“van gogh” (164 reviews)
“art lovers” (83 reviews)
“old masters” (80 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
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"
in 83 reviews
"old masters"
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"famous artists"
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"wonderful paintings"
in 42 reviews
"nice collection"
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"da vinci"
in 47 reviews
"works of art"
in 49 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 47 reviews
"free admission"
in 99 reviews
"on display"
in 142 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 173 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 77 reviews
"modern art"
in 36 reviews
"princes street gardens"
in 53 reviews
"rainy day"
in 80 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 88 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

A couple of hours to visit before returning home BUT ... no lockers available for a suitcase ... then told I couldn't take a wheeled suitcase into the gallery. So we went somewhere else & it gave a really poor impression of how welcome people...More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free admission. All paintings on each floor if you like this go if not don’t bother. Various painting of places, people and other things. Didn’t take long to walk round just took up some time. If you lie paintings go if not it will be...More

Thank lindsey v
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A hidden treasure well worth a visit great place to see the art of time. This is a must do in Edinburgh

Thank mitchian
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our visit full of works of art and beauty. It was free, and worth stopping in while we explored Edinburgh.

Thank KCV123
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Gallery one morning during the Fringe and really enjoyed our time there. We focussed on the beautiful Dutch paintings, Impressionists and the wonderful "Monarch of the Glen". It's not a massive collection, but just right forif you have an hour or so...More

Thank peterca20
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You cannot afford to miss the history of a generation contained within this historic building. Some of the bet pieces of art by local and international artists. My favourites will always be the landscapes which are among the best in the world.

Thank pops1940
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable visit. Quite a limited collection but it was extremely well curated and very interesting - some lovely artwork on display

Thank Simon J
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was extremely surprised when I saw what masterpieces were hanging on the walls. I was looking to see some lame collection but luckily I was completely wrong and the collection was excellent. All my favorites and much more. I definitely go back if I...More

Thank niinan2
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Found it a bit disappointing in that not many paintings on view. More etching either by Rembrandt, attributed or formally attributed. There is an element of scholarship attached to the exhibition on the influence of Rembrandt past and present on artists. Forthe casual observer a...More

Thank macmarty08
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great collection of paintings, including some greats from the impressionists. Free admission is a plus.

Thank Lauri B
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Erica055
October 26, 2017|
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Response from Deb12_8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think I saw lockers
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greenScottie
March 30, 2015|
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Response from NationalGalleries | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for contacting us and for the review. I do not have the ability to amend comments made to our pages but have flag the location change with TripAdvisor so hopefully they can resolve this for you. Many... More
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