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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One

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Address: 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 624 6200
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Home to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and...

Home to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art comprises two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two.Set in beautiful parkland close to the Water of Leith you can explore sculpture by major artists such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Henry Moore, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth, and discover the dramatic lawn at the front of the building, designed by landscape architect, Charles Jencks.The collection at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art ranges from 1900s to the present day, including works by Matisse, Picasso, Vuillard and Dix, as well as a superb selection of paintings by Scottish artists such as Peploe, Fergusson, Gillies and Redpath. Also on display are postwar works by Bacon, Freud, Davie, Hockney and Leger and more recent pieces by Turner prize winning artists Richard Wright and Martin Creed, alongside Karla Black, Douglas Gordon and Tracey Emin to name a few.

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Ok so art is in the eye of the beholder?

But coffee and scones are a reality which cannot be denied. So Coffee, very good, cheese scone, right on the button. However painted cotton wool or stones placed on a piece if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Two Buildings packed with art. The Café has excellent coffee and very good porridge and eggs benedict. The buildings are in a park like setting and are gems themselves. There is a shuttle from this museum that goes to the other Scottish National Galleries. Plus the outdoor art. A bit off the main tourist streets.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a person with only a small interest in modern art, I was hoping this could be interest could be developed through my visit here. Firstly ,the welcome from staff was very warm which was nice for me (being a visitor to Edinburgh). As I began to explore, I found some themes repetitive (the use of cotton wool especially) which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gallery is located on the other side of Belford Road to Modern Art Two and is around a mile from the Haymarket area of the city. The gardens outside the gallery are very eye catching and well manicured. Inside, there was an interesting small exhibition of the work of Bridget Riley. The pop art was good represented by the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But coffee and scones are a reality which cannot be denied. So Coffee, very good, cheese scone, right on the button. However painted cotton wool or stones placed on a piece if metal? Debatable. The vegetable garden is a delight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the one to go to, if you only have time for one of the two. There's two floors with artwork that I believe changes over time. We saw some surrealism, cubism, hyper realism. There's really something for everyone to enjoy here. I really enjoyed seeing some Warhol.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is definitely worth a visit for the restaurant alone. Lots of art to see too, and you cross the road to Gallery 2. One of the many free things to do in the city, and as a tourist you should pop in.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Brought my daughters uop for the College of Art open day and thought we would pay this place a visit whilst in Edinburgh. We really enjoyed the selction and variety of modern paintings, especially the work of Bridget Riley. The cafe was a good place to stop off for a rest too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It was a glorious autumn day, warm enough for some to dine outside. We visited for lunch and a wander. Remember to bring your £2 for the car park. For lunch we opted for two salads, a Diet Coke and cake (for me), and sandwich, lemonade and cake for LittleMrShoes. It all came to just under £20 - which is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We live in edinburgh and this is easily one of the best days out, especially if its a nice day. Before you even get into the gallery, the gardens are so much fun and are beautiful. The gallery itself has a lot of interesting art work and the staff are most welcoming. Recommend for locals and tourists alike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Caught this exhibition before it closes on the 11 Serptember . What a collection of Art tracing the origins of Surrealism to the present day With Picasso ,Salvador Dali and many other artists . This gallery was packed full of visitors it is a serious representation of the works of Miro,Ernst ,Magritte and many others well worth seeing

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