Number 14 - Scottish National Galleries
Visiting the National Galleries of Scotland
There are 5 National Galleries of Scotlands, each dedicated to a different field of art.
- The National Gallery of Scotland is situated in the heart of Edinburgh on The Mound. It is home to Scotland's greatest collection of European paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism.
- The Royal Scottish Academy building, is also near The Mound and is home to world-class exhibitions.
These two are connected by the Weston Link, a newly built gallery which has provided Edinburgh with exhibition space to rival any in the world.
- The Scottish National Portrait Gallery exhibits only portraits of Scots, and offers a fascinating insight into Scotland's culture, through the people who shaped its history. It is located in the Georgian New Town.
- The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art lies to the west of the city and is set in extensive parkland which is home to an impressive collection of sculpture.
- The Dean Gallery is situated opposite the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art and houses a large permanent collection and changing exhibitions.
The following links may be useful to people who want to visit Edinburgh's Galleries:
- Home Page - 22 Reasons to Visit Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Accommodation - Website with B&Bs and Hotels
- Explore Scotland - Scotland Tours and Holidays
Competition - What is Reason Number 22?
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