Galleries in Edinburgh
Experience Scotland's National Collection of Iconic Art
Any self-respecting art lover should put Edinburgh high on their list of cities to visit. Iconic architecture notwithstanding, the city has a range of excellent art galleries to explore. With exhibitions from the most famous Scottish artists, as well as a selection of iconic pieces from the global art community, Edinburgh is a haven for all manner of artistic forms.
If you plan on taking a comprehensive tour of the galleries, it’s best to put aside a few days, as some of the galleries can take a whole day to enjoy completely. Scotland’s main and biggest art galleries are the Scottish National Galleries, which hold the majority of the country’s national collections. There’s the Scottish National Gallery, home to traditional art, as well as the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
In addition to the national galleries, Scotland is home to an array of independent galleries. The pick of the fine selection is the City Art Centre, just a few minutes’ walk from The Scotsman Hotel. The gallery houses an ever changing exhibition space, showing work from Scotland’s new and upcoming artists.
So, whether you’re a keen artist who wants to enjoy the full art experience, or just have a passing interest, and plan on a whistle stop tour of the must-sees, the art galleries of Edinburgh are well worth the visit.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
From Modern Masterpieces to Impressive Sculptures
Featuring work by Tracey Emin, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art has one of the finest collections of modern pieces in the whole of the UK.National Gallery of Modern Art
City Art Centre
Edinburgh's Home of Contemporary Art
Found just around the corner from The Scotsman Hotel, the City Art Centre is an independent gallery that spans six floors of interesting and innovative exhibitions.City Art Centre
Scottish National Gallery
Home to Scotland's Collection of Classic Art
Set over multiple floors in a grand gallery building, the Scottish National Gallery is a must see for any self-respecting art enthusiast. Even someone with just a passing interest in art should visit to see the gallery's most famous pieces.Scottish National Gallery
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Discover the People Behind Scotland's Rich History
Scotland's long and rich history has been shaped, and will continue to be shaped by the people who choose to make it. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery features paintings and photographs of these famous faces.Scottish National Portrait Gallery