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The Scottish National Gallery

16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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Better than the National Gallery in London.

Having recently visited and been disappointed by, the London National Gallery I found its Scottish... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
FoodieOswestry
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Wonderful collection of beautiful artworks

First time in Edinburgh and went to the National to soak up some art. I was not disappointed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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2 days ago
“Better than the National Gallery in London.”
3 weeks ago
“Wonderful collection of beautiful artworks”
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16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having recently visited and been disappointed by, the London National Gallery I found its Scottish counterpart a refreshing change. Sure it is a lot smaller than its London cousin but it’s well laid out, easy to navigate and has some cracking pictures and that’s just...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in Edinburgh and went to the National to soak up some art. I was not disappointed. I've been to art galleries all over the world and this in on par with the best. Easily accessible, wonderful selection of beautifully displayed artworks and something...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Very good gallery. Exhibits are well planned and organized. I especially liked the Impressionist paintings. If you have time, it is also worth the short walk to Queen street and the Natl Portrait Gallery....also first rate!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

An old-style gallery mostly on one level with works from about 1300 to 1920. Too many gems to list :I particularly liked the Raphaels, Botticelli,Goya,a very strange El Greco and Dutch works especially a superb grisaille by Van De Velde the Elder. Not too big...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I absolutely adored this museum! The artwork is truly magnificent. A real bonus that this is free! I've been to a few in my time and paid an awful amount of money to see a handful whereas this is truly brilliant! Highly recommend this museum!

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The Scottish Gallery 175 years young is Edinburgh's oldest commercial gallery. It is situated in a period building in Dundas Street and spread over two floors. Its catalogue, separated into paintings, prints and sculptures, features some of the most celebrated Scottish artists of the twentieth...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is a really amazing collection to rival much bigger national collections. It has some of my favourite paintings -the Velazquez 'Woman cooking eggs' and some great El Greco , Titian, Rembrandt and lots more . The early Vermeer is wonderful too. Plus lots of...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

175th exhibition (May 2017) Very well worth a visit anytime to this contemporary gallery, paintings mostly upstairs and jewellery by craft makers. Some changing works by celebrated furniture makers stool Table and bowl by Jim Partridge when we visited. Make time to visit the garden...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Be sure to have at least an hour to enjoy the artwork in The Scottish Gallery. Here you will find big beautiful paintings and sculptures. It can be busy but definitely worth the visit.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Somewhere we love to go, once in a while. No favourites, the whole building is inspirational. From the architecture to the paintings on the walls. A joy to revisit from time to time.

Thank GavinRT
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