Interested in art, want to learn a thing or two and have some spare time? Then why not visit some of the art galleries that Scotland has to offer!
National Galleries of Scotland
The National Galleries of Scotland collection is among the best in the world, featuring some of the best artists, as well as portraits of great Scots and a large collection of Scottish Art.
The collection is free for the public to view and open every day. These include:
• Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh: Artworks from the early Renaissance to 1900 and the national collection of Scottish art c.1600-c.1900.
• Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh: Scotland's history from the sixteenth century to the present day as seen through the portraits of those who shaped it. Also includes the national collection of photography.
• Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh: Modern and contemporary art, plus renowned Dada and Surrealist collections.
In addition, the following sites are used for display and storage of works from across the collection:
• Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh: Connected to the Scottish National Gallery by the Gardens Entrance, providing additional facilities for displaying the nation’s collection and temporary exhibitions.
• Paxton House, Berwickshire: About seventy paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland’s collections on long-term loan here in Berwickshire, displayed in a dedicated picture gallery.
• Duff House, Banff, Aberdeenshire: Rich collection in Banff, Aberdeenshire of paintings on display, selected from the National Galleries of Scotland’s holdings.
• Granton Centre for Art, Edinburgh: Purpose-built storage facility located at Granton foreshore in Edinburgh.
Visit the National Galleries of Scotland website to learn more and also see their online collection.
The Burrell Collection is an art collection found at Pollok Country House in Glasgow, featuring work from major artists such as Rodin, Degas and Cezanne. It also features collections such as late medieval art, Chinese and Islamic Art and Ancient Civiliations.
Situated in the West End of Glasgow, The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum features 22 galleries, featuring 8000 items, and is free for all to enter. The collections include natural history, paintings, sculptures, military, ancient Egypt, MacKintosh and Glasgow Style.