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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Do visit both galleries in an upscale part of the city. Current special exhibit "The Two Roberts" is very worthwhile. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have been visiting the GMA since I moved to Edinburgh 15 years ago. I love this place. The gallery is situated across the road from the Dean Gallery, which is also worth a visit. The exhibition galleries are well set out. There is a small shop and a lovely garden café, where you can sit outside in the summer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Ashamedly our first visit to this National Gallery but won't be our last. We came for a general visit but the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit was a big draw. This exhibition was excellent with a detailed but precise background the artist and a good selection if his work. The permanent gallery was also great to see with a varied selection of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Came here on an afternoon out with two friends. Saw a lot of art and loved the whole day! Great quirky place for modern art lovers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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