National Gallery
of Scotland

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Why the
National Gallery of Scotland
is special

It has a superlative collection of paintings, sculptures, and other artworks by great masters from the early Renaissance to the turn of the 20th century.

National Gallery of Scotland's
famous artists

They include


Antonio Canova
Antoon van Dyck
Claude Lorraine
Claude Monet
Diego Velázquez
Dominique Ingres
Edgar Degas
El Greco
Francisco de Goya
Gerard David
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Georges Seurat
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
Johannes Vermeer
Nicolas Poussin
Paul Cézanne
Rembrandt van Rijn
Sandro Botticelli


John Constable
William Turner
Joshua Reynolds
Thomas Gainsborough


Allan Ramsay
David Wilkie
Henry Raeburn
William McTaggart

National Gallery of Scotland
tips and insights


Admission is free to the permanent collection, (though there is a fee for special exhibitions).

About the museum

It was founded in 1859. Today it is part of the National Galleries of Scotland, an umbrella organization whose other Edinburgh components include the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Modern Art.

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Museum photo by Ad Meskens - CC BY 3.0



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