Scottish National Gallery

Scottish National Gallery
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
  • Box office 0131 624 6560
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  • Seasonal times Sep 1–Jul 31: Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–7pm; Aug 1–31: Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–7pm.
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Scottish National Gallery

Stationed at the foot of the mound, this building was designed by William Henry Playfair in 1850 to be a 'temple erected to the Fine Arts'. Since its completion the National Gallery has been home to some of the world's finest Western art ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day, with both Scottish and internationally regarded European art, including works by Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt and Poussin.

The Scottish National Gallery houses the Scottish National Collection of fine art from the early Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century, including works by Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt, Raeburn, Monet and Van Gogh. Visitors can also enjoy world-class facilities, including The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant and Shops.

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  • Provides: Wheelchair access

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