From old masters to modern art installations, the Edinburgh Art Galleries have something for every taste.
The Scottish National Gallery
Housed in an imposing neoclassical building at the foot of The Mound, The Scottish National Gallery is world renowned for its collection of fine art spanning from the early Renaissance to the end of the 19th century.
Masterpieces on display include works by Rembrandt, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Constable, Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin, Ramsay, Raeburn, McTaggart and Wilkie.
Address: The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Website: The Scottish National Gallery
The Scottish Portrait Gallery
The Scottish Portrait Gallery collection, housed in a neo-gothic palace in the city centre, features displays exploring the story of Scotland and its people through historical figures including Robert Burns and Mary Queen of Scots through to modern pioneers in sport, science and the arts.
The gallery is also the home of the Scottish National Photography Collection.
Address: Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD
Website: Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The Scottish Modern Art Galleries – Modern One and Modern Two
Split over two sites a stone’s throw away from one another, Modern One and Modern Two has over 5,ooo of 20th and 21st century contemporary art.
The grounds of the galleries feature sculptures by Henry Moore, Anthony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth, as well as the land sculpture at the front of Modern One, designed Charles Jencks.
Address: 73/75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
Website: Scottish Modern Art Galleries
The Collective Gallery is dedicated to supporting artists who are at a crucial stage in their career development by providing them with the facilities to create new works and the audience to observe them.
The programme of exhibitions and events, including off-site projects, is designed to showcase the diversity of contemporary art.
Address: City Observatory and City Dome, 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA
Website: Collective Gallery
The Fruitmarket Gallery, adjacent to Edinburgh’s Waverley Station, promotes established and emerging contemporary artists.
The gallery works in direct collaboration with artists from across the world, offering the opportunity to show installations, sculptures and paintings.
Address: 45 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF
Website: Fruitmarket Gallery
The Queen’s Gallery, in The Palace of Holyroodhouse features works from the Royal Collection, some of which will never have been seen in Scotland before.
The Royal Collection is owned by the Royal Family and is the largest private art collection in the world.
Address: Palace Of Holyroodhouse, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
Website: The Queen’s Gallery
Housed in the grounds of Bonnington House, Jupiter Artland offers visitors the opportunity to explore contemporary sculptures in the tranquility of the countryside just over 30 miles from the city centre.
A tour of Jupiter Artland is a gentle walk through wooded areas and fields where you’ll be able to take in works by Anthony Gormley and Anish Kapoor amongs others.
Jupiter Artland is not open year round so please check their website for details.
Address: Bonnington House Steadings, Wilkieston, Edinburgh EH27 8BB
Website: Jupiter Artland
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