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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: 0131 624 6200
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: 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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About 10 - 15 minutes walk from city centre towards Haymarket area, this place is situated in jolly grounds and makes a pleasant detour from the busy city centre area. Interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This must be one of the most beautiful galleries in the UK. Wooden floors, cream blinds at the widows, open, light and airy - and holding some really exciting turn of the century art work. From the Scottish colorists through to Warhol, this place is a gem. I last visited more than 15 years ago and it hasn't changed. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

About 10 - 15 minutes walk from city centre towards Haymarket area, this place is situated in jolly grounds and makes a pleasant detour from the busy city centre area. Interesting Liechtenstein exhibition on at present - worth a trip. Modern Art 2 is nearby and also worth going to.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Both one and two of the modern art galleries are fabulous...as are all the galleries in Edinburgh. All have good cafes, pleasant staff and are very visitor focussed. Dropped in here after we'd been to see the Two Roberts Exhibition. Really good collections in both galleries, and it's worth keeping an eye out for their exhibitions which are Scottish Art... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It's hard to be overly critical of a free museum, but as people who are by no means art experts, but have been to a modern art museum or ten, this one just didn't speak to us. Even though it's in a rather remote location, the walk along the Water of Leith is beautiful and there's a bus which is... More 

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Fully, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This Musee has a wonderful collection of paint. There's a lot of paint of different type and from all the entire world. Of course the musee has some "blockbusters" like Rembrandt or Cézanne. You can spend some long hour inside the building for free. That's a really interesting place !

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

easy to find and ample parking here and across the road at modern art two . can visit both , no charge except for certain exhibits . the cafe downstairs was brilliant .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Have been a few times now and always worth a visit, children even enjoyed it. Cafe is great with good coffee, cakes and nibbles. Well worth an early morning visit before the gallery opens as free coffee or cake often offered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We spent so much time learning about the past in Scotland that it was refreshing to see a thought-provoking, inspiring exhibition of what's being created right now. The museum is nicely laid out and easy to navigate. The Generation exhibition features some really interesting contemporary art (and some strange stuff, but you'll have that). Also, the cafe was awesome! And... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had forgotten how much pretentious rubbish passes for art in number 1 .Everything well laid out but some of the displays leave you thinking Blue Peter had been doing a Masterclass ! A 'Artwork ' of a complete 60s lounge complete with beer cans (shades of Tracy Emmins Bed). What is arty about that and a Canadian vista with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We spent a half day here and really enjoyed the experience. The art was well displayed and very 'approachable' for all levels of experience- including kids. We took the shuttle bus and the driver was friendly and full of great advice! We also had lunch in the excellent cafe - and we plan on going back in summer to explore... More 

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