National Gallery of Scotland

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Address, contact information

The Mound
Edinburgh
EH2 2EL
Official website: National Galleries of Scotland
Tel: +44 0131 624 6200

Opening times

Normal opening hours
Open Daily: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm

1 August to 3 September
Open Daily: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm

Closed 25 and 26 December, New Years Day open 12noon - 5pm

Some things to remember when visiting the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh:

  • You are not allowed to take pictures inside the National Gallery or the Royal Scottish Academy building and your bags may be searched upon entrance for security reasons.
  • There are plenty of comfortable seats inside the gallery to use during your visit and there's also a cafe down in the Weston Link.
  • A map of the two art galleries is available upon entrance as well as brochures, postcards, books and other souvenirs.

Tickets: Entrance price varies from exhibition to exhibition.

The information on this page was last checked for accuracy in October 2009. Please check the official National Galleries of Scotland website for up to date information.

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