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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good building and setting to spend a couple of hours. However Modern Art Two has better exhibits but it is worth visiting both as the are so close together.

Thank Gordon R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an enjoyable place to visit, set in green surroundings with interesting natural sculptures. It has lockers and good loos plus a really nice cafe where you can sit inside or out. The food here was very good and reasonable. There were modern...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice jaunt from the city centre on 'shank's pony'...worth the wander through Deans Village on way there or way back via Leith Water. Disappointed the exhibition in Gallery 2 was at a cost. But gallery 1 had some great stuff of all variety of media....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely building in a really ice setting. Depends on your taste if you would you like to visit or not. I liked some but other works not so much. Nice cafe.

Thank Taxidevil
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

One of the two modern art galleries across the road from each other. Intended to visit Modern Two but stopped here first. Intriguing exhibition by Jenny Savage. Should always look this gallery up when in Edinburgh. Can get minibus from Scottish National Gallery to here...More

Thank nanplusdan
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I hadn't been to Modern One since the Andy Warhol exhibition some years ago. It was a delight to be reminded just how many top artists are represented in the permanent collection. We were short of time but it was an hour well spent.

Thank J_Jarndyce
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I’m not an avid art gallery visitor, but I did enjoy my visit here. Grounds were lovely and the exhibitions were interesting to look at. There is something for everyone.

Thank Sally S
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The spiral creation in the grounds is interesting. At the moment the neon artwork 'Everything is going to be alright' is above the entrance. This is quite a consoling and uplifting piece by John Creed. There is some good work in here but it can...More

Thank PeterQ008
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We travel to lots of cities with our daughters - age 11 and 16 - and often frequent art galleries. This gallery was a bit of a let down - not the exciting pieces we thought we would see. The walk from the castle made...More

Thank SianTelford
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Very out of my comfort zone but an enjoyable afternoon. Very thought-provoking museum that allows you to expand your knowledge.

Thank kenzie3110
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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|
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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
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cultureseeker_11
22 March 2015|
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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
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