Scottish National Gallery

Galleries

Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

    The Scottish National Gallery is one of Scotland’s top free visitor attractions. It houses Scotland’s national collection of fine art from the early Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century.


    Spend an hour strolling around this peaceful setting and you’ll find masterpieces from Raphael, Velázquez and Vermeer to Monet, Cézanne and Van Gogh. For a nation of Scotland’s size, the collection is rightfully regarded as one of the very best in the world. The most comprehensive part of the collection covers the history of Scottish painting. All the major names, including Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie and McTaggart, are represented in depth. Works on show include Raeburn’s much-loved The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch or, as it has become known, the ‘Skating Minister’.

    Visit the interactive IT Gallery, join us for a tour, take part in a life drawing class, or bring the kids to a story telling session. There are activities and events to suit all ages.  See our What’s On guide for more details.

    Why not round off your trip with delicious cake and coffee, or sample the very best in local Scottish produce at the award-winning Scottish Cafe & Restaurant?  The Garden Café offers a range of sweet treats and coffees, while our restaurant celebrates the very best ingredients from Scottish producers and growers.  Both are situated at the Gardens Entrance and offer spectacular views of Princes Street Gardens.  Finally, take some time to visit our gallery shop which stocks a wonderful selection of art books, prints, posters, postcards, jewelry and children’s toys.

    Admission is free. A charge may be made for special exhibitions.

    Opening Hours
    Open daily 10am-5pm (6pm for August only).
    Closed 25 and 26 December and open on 1 January from 12 noon

    Artlink runs a service enabling people with disabilities resident in Edinburgh and the Lothians to visit arts venues in the city. To register, telephone 0131 229 3555. Please note that there is a waiting list for this service.

     

    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Catering

    • Restaurant

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • City Centre

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:-


    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner

    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements
    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant

    Lift

    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters
      • There are verbal announcements for stops at each floor

    Staff

    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance

    General

    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Wheelchairs provided
      • These are freely available
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • There is an audible alarm system

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

    • Information available in alternative formats
      • Other, please specify Have hearing induciont loop points

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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