We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Don't Miss This Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Scottish National Gallery

Scottish National Gallery
The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
0131 624 6200
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$22*
and up
Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #14 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Art Museums, Museums
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Don't Miss This Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I am fortunate to have visited art museums around the world. This museum is small, but has an excellent collection. I took one of the tours with a theme of Christmas paintings. The guide was engaging and extremely knowledgeable. I saw paintings by 'masters' that I had not seen in any special exhibits. It was delightful to discover new works. The section of Scottish artists is very informative. If art museums are not top of your list, even a 30 minute stroll through the main rooms will be very rewarding.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,653 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    990
    545
    99
    13
    6
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent small museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Lovely escape from the cool weather, very open, grand, and easy to get around. Don't forget to go upstairs and see the other floors, (we almost missed the little staircase in the middle). Enjoy

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Merced, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Worth a quick visit if you have the time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

It was a bit of a walk down from the Royal Mile and more so back up again but we had time and were glad to have stopped into this free gallery. On display were works by Rembrandt, Sargent, Degas and more. Not the most famous pieces nor the best collection in the world but still a good opportunity to see some works by some of the world's greatest in a small setting.

Visited June 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Santiago do Cacem, Portugal
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
““Must see””
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The museum is free and fascinating. From Dolly to the Royal Scots, I enjoy the pre-history to contemporary history of the museum exhibitions. So much to see.

Visited June 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newcastle UK
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“BP National Portrait Award 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This Gallery is always worth a visit when in Edinburgh with it's beautiful entrance hall. The 2012 Portrait award exhibition was excellent with a great range of portraits from some brilliant artists

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Scottish National Gallery also viewed

 

Been to Scottish National Gallery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Scottish National Gallery, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.