National Gallery of Modern Art

A Museums & Art Galleries in Edinburgh City Centre

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This building was originally designed by William Burn in the 1820\'s as the John Watson Institution, but the Gallery of Modern Art moved in, in 1984. This impressive collection comprises over 5,000 items, ranging from the late 19th century to modern day and including paintings, bronzes, works on paper, kinetic sculpture and video installations. Highlights of the collection include early 20th century French paintings by Bonnard, Vuillard, Derain and Matisse; Cubist work by Braque, Leger and Picasso; early 20th century Russian art, including oils by Larionov and Goncharova; and a collection of Expressionist art, with works by Barlach, Kirchner, Kokoschka and Nolde. There is also a sizeable post war collection and a Scottish collection. The grounds have been landformed by Charles Jencks and are home to sculptures by Cragg, Hepworth and Moore.

10:00 - 17:00
Closed 25/26 December, open 1 Jan 12:00 - 17:00

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Edinburgh City Centre

The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.