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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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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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75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR, Scotland
Stockbridge & Dean Village
+44 131 624 6200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gallery is much much more better than the second gallery in my option . It Has much more eye-catching art.

Thank Dominika K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some superb sculptures outside and a great range of art inside. Note that there is a shuttle bus from the Portrait Gallery and National Gallery - if you don't fancy the lovely walk alongside the Waters of Leith river, which is a nice walk. The...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This lovely building holds a small collection for all to see for free, and then a section to pay for. Having seen the free room linked to the pay section, I am glad we didn't pay as it was a bit out there for me....More

Thank HHH666Y
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Great works of art lovely paintings sculptures and lovely grounds and pond outside opposite the building it's a must visit when in Edinburgh if a fan of art . You will really enjoy this museum there is also another building across the road modern art...More

Thank Alice V
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this modern art gallery on the outskirts of Edinburgh city centre. The gallery is set on various floors with some permanent and also what appeared to be some temporary exhibitions. Entrance is free and the date is also well worth...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We recently visited both galleries during the Easter Break. There is plenty of parking on site and it is very well priced (£2 for the day). There is plenty to see and lots on offer to catch most peoples interest. From some well known to...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The staff were incredibly welcoming the building interesting and the art well displayed. We went particularly to view their collection of 20th century masters, in that we were disappointed. While there were some Picasso, Matisse Vuillard pieces there were no masterpieces. For a national gallery...More

Thank lawhouse
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is where the main permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art is displayed. There a number of outstanding works on display by Kirchner, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Matisse, Bacon, etc. While it may not have the largest collection of works by these artists it is...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This impressive museum contains some gems by modern artists such as Warhol. It's well worth a visit. Best to use the Museum minibus linking the National Gallery on The Mound, the National Portrait Gallery and the 2 Modern Art galleries, as the latter are off...More

Thank Netsmith
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting with Miro, Moor and Gormley sculptures outside. Inside Riley Warhol and Lichtenstein were well worth the trip. Recommend a walk along the Water of Leith too.

Thank oliver b
Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling
a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s
small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s
first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s
most desirable, though many bohemian touches have
fallen away as its residents have matured and the area
has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but
mostly residents display refined tastes in basement
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Anne H
Is there an admission charge?
26 May 2015|
Response from NationalGalleries | Property representative |
Dear Anne Admission to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is free. At Modern One we are currently showing ARTIST ROOMS Roy Lichtenstein, REFLECTIONS: A series of changing displays of Contemporary Art and 20th... More
Is there transport from centre Edinburgh. From Scottish museum?
22 March 2015|
Response from NationalGalleries | Property representative |
Hello, Apologies for the delay in replying. The Scottish National Gallery on the Mound is a short walk from the museum. Once at the Scottish National Gallery you can get the Gallery bus to Modern One - it costs £1 and... More