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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two (Dean Gallery)

73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, 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. On permanent display is a fascinating recreation of Eduard Paolozzi's studio, as well as his 7.3M tall sculpture, Vulcan, that dominates the cafe. Also in Modern Two is The Stairwell Project, a large-scale, permanent work by 2009 Turner Prize winner Richard Wright.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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73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, Scotland
Stockbridge & Dean Village
+44 131 624 6200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Who doesn't like history, a free,yes free, museum . Plan to spend a few hours in this great place. You will not be sorry and like I said it's free!!

Thank louise q
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Gallery is split into several sites on Belford Road a bit of a hike away from Princes Street but there are regular public transport buses and a free gallery courtesy bus between the old and MoMa Galleries. The Museum is free but staged exhibitions...More

Thank ajm549
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to the gallery was surprising, since the work on display covers many decades of art. There are delightful offerings ... children's competition pieces (very innovative). There is even an exhibition of 'shopping lists'. I know what you may think of that; however,...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A definite must visit, on a rainy day especially. Free entry and the cafe has amazing scones. Also recommend walking there via the Water of Leith walkway.

Thank Ali B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The collections are housed in two separate elegant buildings very close to each other in a very nice part of Edinburgh. Many different pictures by numerous artists which will keep you occupied for many hours. Added bonus is that there is a courtesy bus service...More

Thank RayL1892
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another place to devote a lot of time to. On 2 sites, an easy walk from town through some beautiful streets, this place is well worth a visit. Be prepared to loose yourself for hours though.

1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the history the exhibitions are great it gives you a real taste for Scotland and gives you a good intro to the history of Scotland good coffee shop

Thank Holmes621
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This two buildinged museum is situated in a very pleasant area of Edinburgh and is good for cultural and recreational reasons. There is an important permanent collection but the current special exhibition of British Realist paintings of the 20s and 30s is exceptional. There is...More

Thank randn94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back here two days because it was so wonderful. You can work your way around the museum and review the history of Scotland. It is really more like most cities would have in 2 or 3 museums and it it is free....no entry...More

1  Thank Judy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exhibitions change every few months, twice a year I think, and this may be what caught your eye. Leave yourself time to look at the permanent exhibition of paintings and installations including a huge metal robot. The cafe has good lunches (closes for orders at...More

Thank hilarymunro
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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Barb S
1 May 2017|
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Thanks . Waverley station
15 May 2015|
Response from NationalGalleries | Property representative |
You can get the Gallery bus from the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound (only a few minutes’ walk from Waverley Station) to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for £1. Staff at the Scottish National Gallery will... More