The National Gallery of Scotland is located in Edinburgh, Scotland. The National Gallery possesses the most magnificent galleries, special exhibitions and varied collections of national fine art. The gallery boasts of one of the best collections in the world. It is open everyday and offers free admission to the public.
The National Gallery has rare art pieces from the early Renaissance until today by some of the most important artists ever known to mankind. The National Gallery housed masterpieces from respectable artists like Bernini, Boticelli, Constable, El Greco, Gauguin, de Goya and the like. It also has a vast collection of portraits of the greatest Scots in history. Aside from this, you’ll find special exhibitions and galleries, activities, events, shops, restaurants, a theatre and cafes.
When you visit the National Gallery, stop by its top attraction of this year, entitled ‘Discovery of Spain’. This exhibit is the highlight of the 2009 Edinburgh Festival. It will be a spectacular celebration of Spanish culture and heritage, where it features its most famous artists like Goya and Picasso. Don’t forget to stop by and see this exhibit!
The National Gallery has a vast archive and study facility. It has the ‘Prints and Drawings Collection’, with over 30,000 collected works from the early Renaissance period up to the late 19th century. It has a research library which is open to the general public. This library has roughly about 50,000 volumes of books, journals, newspapers, photographs, slides and more.
The National Gallery of Scotland is located on Princes Street, right at the heart of Edinburgh. You can go here by bus, through the City Centre or Prince Street buses. You can also take the train and stop at the Waverly Station, which is only a short walking distance from the National Gallery. It is open everyday from 10 AM to 5 PM.