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Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

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Discover one of the world’s finest collections of art at Scottish National Gallery, situated on the Mound, an artificial hill in the middle of the city. Designed by architect William Henry Playfair in the Neoclassical style, the gallery opened in 1859. Today, it houses Scottish and international art from the beginning of the Renaissance to the start of the 20th century. At the heart of the collection is a group of paintings transferred from the Royal Scottish Academy, including masterpieces by Jacopo Bassano, Anthony van Dyck, and Giambattista Tiepolo. The collection also includes notable works by Cézanne, Botticelli, Degas, El Greco, Monet, Goya, Gauguin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Velazquez, and Vermeer, to name just a few. Check online for special events and temporary exhibits. Use our Edinburgh online tour itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Scottish National Gallery and other attractions in Edinburgh.
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  • I went to see the Sargent painting and found the people in the gallery to be so nice. It is a small gallery with a nicely curated selection of paintings. And--the restaurant has amazing food--the... 
    I went to see the Sargent painting and found the people in the gallery to be so nice. It is a small gallery with a nicely curated selection of paintings. And--the restaurant has amazing food--the...  more »
  • This art museum has Degas, Monet, American painter John Singer Sargent, as well as Scottish painters. While it’s a small museum, there is something for everyone. The museum is free. The paintings.....  more
    This art museum has Degas, Monet, American painter John Singer Sargent, as well as Scottish painters. While it’s a small museum, there is something for everyone. The museum is free. The paintings.....  more »
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  • due to the works they are having the current exhibition is very small
  • The best thing, it is a free entry. I and my flatmates really did enjoy time at this gallery. As they had huge selection of pictures with lots of stories to tell. Just looking at them sort of takes you back into those times and a person can just wonder what was like back then.

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