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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One

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Address: 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR, Scotland
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+44 131 624 6200
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 worth a visit just for the beautiful buildings and splendid gardens. However, for any art lover, it is a must as the exhibits are well presented and staff are more than... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After many years passing this Gallery we went in,and could understand why we had never come before.The grounds are lovely with a grass sculpture and lots to look at.We enjoyed walking round looking at the art some not to our taste but a worth while experience . Make sure you visit the cafe ,homemade fare and good coffee.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You wouldn't no it from looking at it but inside are many wonderful paint from Picasso to more contemporary artists the upstairs walls are filled with great art. Downstairs the temporary exhibitions are constantly changing so look ahead to see what is on, or isn't. Outside is extraordinary with many wonderful sculpture and a lake with moulded grounds that you... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth a visit just for the beautiful buildings and splendid gardens. However, for any art lover, it is a must as the exhibits are well presented and staff are more than willing to provide help and guidance. Recommended for locals and visitors alike.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit this gallery. The visiting exhibition was not to my taste. #BlackandSuga Had a very good coffee and cake, cherry slice in the gallery cafe.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The exhibitions may not always be to my taste but this gallery is always a delight to visit as they have the added attractions of an excellent small shop and wonderful cafe. The cafe can be rather over populated by the local yummy mummies and their exuberant off spring but this does not detract from the excellent food on offer.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Wow! Everything from Picasso to Warhol and everything in between. A stunning location. Spacious, quiet and contemplative atmosphere. An outstanding collection of works of various media. Absolutely brilliant.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Lover of art, I'd be happy anyway, but we approached walking via the water of Leith and took in some of the sculpture and landscaping first. Jack Frost just added to the magic. Stunning interior with lovely art exhibits and shows

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Two Buildings packed with art. The Café has excellent coffee and very good porridge and eggs benedict. The buildings are in a park like setting and are gems themselves. There is a shuttle from this museum that goes to the other Scottish National Galleries. Plus the outdoor art. A bit off the main tourist streets.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

As a person with only a small interest in modern art, I was hoping this could be interest could be developed through my visit here. Firstly ,the welcome from staff was very warm which was nice for me (being a visitor to Edinburgh). As I began to explore, I found some themes repetitive (the use of cotton wool especially) which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The gallery is located on the other side of Belford Road to Modern Art Two and is around a mile from the Haymarket area of the city. The gardens outside the gallery are very eye catching and well manicured. Inside, there was an interesting small exhibition of the work of Bridget Riley. The pop art was good represented by the... More 

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