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The Scottish National Gallery

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16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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Brilliant collection and free to visit

While maybe not the biggest art gallery going, it certainly packs a punch with so many wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wanderer_scotland
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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
Brilliant collection focused on Scottish history

I really liked the paintings for the quality of preservation (the brightness of the paint and the... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
cmbtraveller
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Brilliant collection and free to visit”
15 Jun 2018
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16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While maybe not the biggest art gallery going, it certainly packs a punch with so many wonderful pieces of art to just walk around and get lost looking into. Fantastic location within the city center and is most certainly one of your first stops when...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

I really liked the paintings for the quality of preservation (the brightness of the paint and the quality of the light). There are lots of portraits of famous and less famous Scots as well as paintings portraying aspects of daily life centuries ago. There are...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Unlike some museums this one is not overwhelming. You can probably see the highlights in less than three hours. But the quality of much of the collection is quite good and the curatorial material is well done.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Scottish National Gallery is a museum located in the New Town Section of Edinburgh. This Gallery is home to one of the finest collection of artwork in the world. The Building is formed to replicate an ancient Greek temple and its free. Jolly Chriss.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

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 4 May 2018

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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