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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

  • Belford Rd. Map It
  • Dean Village
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

This handsome former school building, close to the New Town, displays paintings and sculptures by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, and André Derain, among others. The gallery houses an excellent restaurant in the basement and a lavender-filled garden. Across the street in a former orphanage is the Gallery of Modern Art Two (formerly the Dean Gallery), which has Scots–Italian Sir Eduardo Paolozzi's intriguing re-created studio and towering sculpture Vulcan. Excellent temporary exhibitions (some of which are free) change out several times a year; recent highlights include Roy Lichtenstein's pop art and a retrospective on the mind-blowing pencil drawings of M.C. Escher.

Sight Information


Belford Rd., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Free; special exhibitions £7–£10

Published 05/04/2017


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