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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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Really enjoyed the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition

Housed in a lovely building. We visited to see the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition which is currently on display. The descriptions accompanying each work offer a real insight into how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Housed in a lovely building. We visited to see the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition which is currently on display. The descriptions accompanying each work offer a real insight into how the artist came up with his ideas and they were executed. We now have a much better appreciation of this world famous "Pop" artist. Brilliant! The rest of the museum is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The space here is old stone exterior, stairs and the high ceilings of an old orphanage but the art is alive, daring and bold. The space has melded the old and the new harmoniously offering a wealth of wall space for varied exhibitions. The Scottish colourists I saw a while ago; now it is Escher's turn. There is always something... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

An art lovers paradise. Some fantastic modren art pieces and great for childrens imagination to understand there's all different types of art. My son went away with some brilliant ideas for his drawing and modelling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great collection, sensibly laid out for both art lovers and those looking to learn a bit more about the history and context of the various movements of Modern Art, great focus on Scottish as well as international artists. The Roy Lichtenstein exhibition currently on is free and well worth a look. The grounds are delightful and close to the Water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When you are castled out and beginning to find the bagpipers annoying, it's time for a change of pace. These lovely galleries won't disappoint. Beautiful, peaceful, and a lovely way to while away an afternoon. Lichtenstein exhibit is terrific. Just go. You'll be glad you did.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We are regular visitors to both Galleries 1 and 2. Today we went specifically to see the Escher exhibition which was very good.Staff pleasant and helpful. This is the first time I have seen that the cost for gift aiding entrance fee was 10% more than standard entrance.Sign says this includes a donation to galleries in addition to tax reclaimed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We enjoyed viewing the beautiful modern art especially the couple in the gallery floor are amazingly like real person, their facial expression and posture are just so live! We mistakenly thought they were just visitors like us. I don't like abstract art though because I don't know how to view them properly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was our first Gallery today and we picked the right one! I've always been a fan of Escher's work, but not very knowledgable about his history. Anyway since we were both over 60 we got in for £7. The first floor would have been free but we wanted to see Escher, so we paid. Before we went in we... More 

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Swinton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visited the Escher exhibition, easy walk from the hotel we stayed at and a lovely building and grounds.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As mentioned by other reviewers this Gallery is housed in two buildings North of the centre of City centre. Gallery 1 holds more of interest than 2. On this occasion we just popped in for the Lichtenstein exhibition which my husband particularly wanted to see an which he judged excellent. After a long day site-seeing, I chose to relax in... More 

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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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