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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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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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75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR, Scotland
Stockbridge & Dean Village
+44 131 624 6200
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed the Modern Art Gallery much more than the Modern Art Two. On display when I visited in August 2017 were Ed Ruscha, R. B Kitaj and Lichtenstein paintings among other well-known contemporary artists. I particularly liked the Nathan Coley installation, Louise Hopkins' and...More

Thank Fi L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here very many times. The Museum of Modern Art in Edinburgh is on my highly personal list of the top ten arty places I try to experience more than once a year. I was particularly interested in the Tesco Bank Sponsored Young...More

Thank Angus E
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Close to the reception there are a number of terrific works by Nathan Coley. His 286 cardboard models of Places of Worship portray every listing of such in the 2004 Edinburgh Yellow Pages. Nearby is his Tate Modern on Fire. We saw an extensive collection...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This gallery is in a beautiful setting in parkland. There are 2 parts to the collection housed in 2 buildings so you need to make sure that you visit both.

Thank JHReading
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Nice collection of Modern Art. Wasn't really my thing but it's great that they offer free admittance (donations appreciated).

Thank GlobalPhotographer68
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I always like to go to modern art museums when I travel to get a feel of the local culture. All of the art museums in Edinburgh are free. There is also a "Gallery Bus" that will take you to all four art museums in...More

Thank lizardMarquette_MI
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This gallery is much much more better than the second gallery in my option . It Has much more eye-catching art.

Thank Dominika K
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Some superb sculptures outside and a great range of art inside. Note that there is a shuttle bus from the Portrait Gallery and National Gallery - if you don't fancy the lovely walk alongside the Waters of Leith river, which is a nice walk. The...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This lovely building holds a small collection for all to see for free, and then a section to pay for. Having seen the free room linked to the pay section, I am glad we didn't pay as it was a bit out there for me....More

Thank HHH666Y
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Great works of art lovely paintings sculptures and lovely grounds and pond outside opposite the building it's a must visit when in Edinburgh if a fan of art . You will really enjoy this museum there is also another building across the road modern art...More

Thank Alice V
Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling
a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s
small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s
first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s
most desirable, though many bohemian touches have
fallen away as its residents have matured and the area
has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but
mostly residents display refined tastes in basement
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Anne H
27 May 2015|
Response from NationalGalleries | Property representative |
Dear Anne Admission to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is free. At Modern One we are currently showing ARTIST ROOMS Roy Lichtenstein, REFLECTIONS: A series of changing displays of Contemporary Art and 20th... More
22 March 2015|
Response from NationalGalleries | Property representative |
Hello, Apologies for the delay in replying. The Scottish National Gallery on the Mound is a short walk from the museum. Once at the Scottish National Gallery you can get the Gallery bus to Modern One - it costs £1 and... More