National Galleries of Scotland

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We have an amazing collection of art, not only from Scotland but from all over the world. The collection is housed in three galleries in Edinburgh, and the great thing is we�re open everyday.

The National Galleries of Scotland offers extensive learning and outreach programmes suited to the needs of a broad range of audiences. With a busy calendar of talks, tours, workshops and activities, we aim to be a benchmark for excellence in the sphere of gallery education, facilitating public access to art of the very highest quality.

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Why are National Galleries of Scotland great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Guided tours of the national collection as well as unique exhibitions. These are led by experienced gallery educators. Pupils are encouraged to engage with works of art through activities and discussion.

Practical Workshops are led by practising artists in our fully equipped studios. Pupils can experiment with lots of materials and techniques in a stimulating and enjoyable environment.

Self Guided visits are encouraged at all of our sites; but please contact our administrator to advise of your plans at least two weeks in advance.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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There is wheelchair access to all areas of the National Galleries of Scotland. There are also lifts and specially adapted toilets.

Anything else?

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For a full list of guided tours and workshops available to school groups, please see our website.




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