Things To Do in Edinburgh For Art Lovers

If you’re looking for things to do in Edinburgh, you may be looking for ways to spend your free time. If you love art, then naturally you’ll be looking for art galleries where you can seek out both Scottish and international art to admire. Rather than trawl your way through the internet and through various leaflets and brochures, we’ve done the hard work for you and provided a useful list of galleries for you to visit.

The Scottish Gallery

Here you’ll find some of the best work by Scottish artists here at the Scottish Gallery. You’ll find plenty to entertain and astonish at this beautifully situated gallery here on Dundas Street, where it has been since 1992.

Dovecot Studios

Here at the Dovecot Studios you’ll find contemporary arts and crafts here in the heart of Edinburgh. There’s plenty of exhibitions and events throughout the year for audiences who enjoy contemporary art. You’ll find the Dovecot Studios at 10 Infirmary Street.

Jupiter Artland

Bonnington House is owned by Robert and Nicky Wilson who bought it back in 1999. Here you’ll find a wonderful sculpture park, and you’ll be given a map which tells you the locations of the artworks. You can take any direction you like and discover the sculptures at your own pace. You’ll find Jupiter Artland at Bonnington House in Wilkieston in Edinburgh.

City Art Centre

Here you’ll find one of the very best collections of Scottish art with exhibitions and collections from all over the world. There’s a busy programme throughout the year so you can pick something that fits in with your schedule. There’s photography, contemporary art, architecture and design. The City Art Centre has also been host to the costumes from Star Wars and exhibited both Roman and Egyptian objects. There’s a shop on the ground floor where you can buy some souvenirs of your visit, you’ll find it not far from Waverley station in the heart of the city.

Scottish National Gallery

The Scottish National Gallery is host to some of the most exciting exhibitions in the world, with a stunning collection of fine art to rival any of the British galleries. There are at least 4 exhibitions and nearly 20 displays with over 70 events to attend. It’s free to enter, however for some exhibitions there are some charges. The Scottish National Gallery is in the centre of Edinburgh.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Here is a great place to see modern and contemporary art. It’s a real treasure house and home to a sculpture park as well as Pig Rock Bothy. There’s a maze, and an artist’s room. There’s plenty of things to see and do for all the family so pay a visit while you’re in Edinburgh,

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Here at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery you’ll see portraits from the past and from the present. It’s usually free to enter, but sometimes there’ll be a charge. There’s some amazing artwork to see, so don’t miss it.

The Gallery on the Corner

A great place where the gallery acts as a conduit for exhibiting artwork from artists who have a mental health condition or a physical disability and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Gallery on the Corner is on 34 Northumberland Street.

So there you have it, some great art galleries to satiate your appetite for art. You’ll find some of the greatest artists on display here in Edinburgh, so you won’t be left wanting.

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