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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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Roy Lichtenstein

My husband, daughter and I visited her on a recent trip to Edinburgh and throughly enjoyed it. The three room exhibit of Roy Lichtenstein's work is very impressive. The museum is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's an enjoyable and interesting walk all the way to the 2 galleries. They're magnificent old stone structures with palatial grounds linking them, subtly punctuated with sculptures and installations. Inside there are hours of interest. It lets you escape the general tourist trail

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A great space with some wonderful pieces. We were visiting the Lichtenstein exhibition in particular, but enjoyed the rest of the collections. Disappointingly, we were there a little too early for the Escher exhibition which will be over the road in Modern Two. Very sad about that! As others have mentioned, there is a bus that will take you from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A great small museum. Free admission and a free shuttle to and from town. (the shuttle stops at the National Museum just down the hill north of Edinburgh Castle.) Building 1 and Building 2 are across the street from each other.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I visited her on a recent trip to Edinburgh and throughly enjoyed it. The three room exhibit of Roy Lichtenstein's work is very impressive. The museum is free to enter and parking is £1 for 4 hours. There is also a good walk along the river leith down about 130 steps. Which is relatively buggy friendly... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A fantastic collection of modern art in this gallery. Surprisingly big collection too that covered a lot of ground. There was a Lichtenstein exhibit on while we were there that was also excellent. There is also a cafe there that did some delicious cakes and biscuits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I live only 60 miles south of Edinburgh in the borderlands. But I can regularly visit the Modern Art Gallery and feed my cultural appetite with new tastes. Last year's Generation show was particuarly stunning, but on a recent visit I enjoyed the Lichenstein display. The sheer scale of the canvases and the 'back stories' made it memorable, even though... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Having been to the Pompidou Centre in Paris (which houses the Musée National d'art Moderne and is spectacular) I naively expected the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to be like it. It's not. The best part was the neon light installation on the front of the building and the beautiful pond in the grounds. Inside there are many rooms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My husband and I love modern art and made a special trip across the city for the gallery particularly for the Lichtenstein exhibit. There were a couple interesting sculptures on the first floor and fewer Lichtenstein's than I would have expected. The second floor was nothing that memorable. Glad we saw it but wouldn't return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This museum is among the best on the continent and should not be missed. From Picasso to Van Gogh to many of the best Scottish artists, it is all here. And the cafe is excellent. Plan to eat there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is one of the best galleries I visited in Edinburgh. It is a little out of the city, not too far from Haymarket however definitely worth a trip. I just wish I had more time to visit it as it was my last day in the city.

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Address: 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 624 6200
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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