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Scottish Gallery of Modern Art

Overview

Set in attractive grounds, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art lies to the west of Edinburgh's City Centre, on Belford Road.

When the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) opened in 1960, it inherited a small number of 20th century works from the National Gallery of Scotland, but the majority of the collection has been acquired over the last forty years. The collection now comprises more than 5,000 items, ranging in date from the late 19th century to the present and encompasses work in a wide variety of media, from paintings, bronzes and works on paper, to kinetic sculpture and video installations.

The thing we like best about the Gallery is the landscaped lawn and water feature outside that was designed by the famous Charles Jencks, but maybe we’re uneducated!

You can whiz through all the exhibits in under 30 minutes (if, like us, you don't get modern art), or you can sit and admire them slowly.

The gallery has free entry, but special exhibitions may have an entry fee.

There is a small car park behind the gallery which costs a very reasonable £2 for a days parking. The car park closes at 5pm.

It is only a 15-20 minute walk from Princes Street, but can also be reached with Gallery bus service which runs between the Scottish National Gallery, GoMA and Scottish Portrait Gallery. Please note that the bus only drops passengers off at the Portrait Gallery and doesn't pick up from this stop. There is a nominal £1 fare for the bus service, but it doesn't run very frequently. 

Address:

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR

Operated by:

The National Galleries of Scotland

Opening Hours:

10am to 5 pm, all year round. 1st January 12 pm to 5 pm. Closed 25th & 26th December only.

Admission:

Free. A charge may be applicable for special exhibitions.

Parking:

Yes

Languages:

English

Accessibility:

Yes fully accessible

Toilets:

Yes

Shop:

Yes

Cafe/Restaurant:

Yes

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