All art museums and attractions to visit in Edinburgh

Edinburgh (Scotland) has a lot to offer for art lovers. Below we list all 12 art museums that are located in Edinburgh.

Do you like art and are you looking for the best art museums to visit in Edinburgh? These are the ones:

  1. National Museum of Scotland1

    National Museum of Scotland

    The National Museum of Scotland is housed in a Romanesque Revival building. The collection of the museum includes a wide variety of objects that are displayed on seven floors, including artifacts from the age of dinosaurs up to current technology and science. It takes visitors on a journey through t
  2. The Palace of Holyroodhouse2

    The Palace of Holyroodhouse

    The Palace of Holyroodhouse is a museum in Edinburgh. The museum features exhibits related to: fine art, architecture and decorative and applied art. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: the royal collection includes paintings, drawings and watercolours, furniture, ceramics, clocks
  3. Scottish National Gallery3

    Scottish National Gallery

    The National Gallery of Scotland opened in 1859 and is housed in a neoclassical building designed by William Henry Playfair. The gallery houses a collection of both classical and modern art from various countries. The displays are organized according to countries and periods. Highlights of the perma
  4. Scottish National Portrait Gallery4

    Scottish National Portrait Gallery

    The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is an art museum in Edinburgh housed in a red sandstone Gothic revival building that was built between 1885 and 1890, designed by Robert Rowand Anderson. The museum holds the national collections of portraits and the Scottish National Photography Collection. Th
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    Georgian House

    The Georgian House is an 18th-century townhouse in Edinburgh. Most of the furnishings and fittings in the townhouse date from the later Georgian period (1760-1830), but some objects are even older. Visitors can walk around the house at their own pace, and a volunteer can answer questions in each of
  6. Museum of Edinburgh6

    Museum of Edinburgh

    The Museum of Edinburgh is housed in a historical building from the late 16th century and tells the story of the city's history, guiding visitors through Edinburgh's past to reveal its origins and legends. Among all the objects in its collection is ​a copy of the National Covenant, an artifact from
  7. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art7

    Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

    The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a museum in Edinburgh. It houses the collection of modern and contemporary art dating from about 1900 to the present with over 6000 paintings, sculptures, installations, video work, prints and drawings. The museum is situated in two buildings that face
  8. Writers' Museum8

    Writers' Museum

    The Writers' Museum is a literary museum that is devoted to three Scottish writers. Once collection is dedicated to Robert Burns, a Scottish national poet and lyricist. Another collection focuses on Robert Louis Stevenson, a poet and novelist, the author of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. And
  9. Lauriston Castle9

    Lauriston Castle

    Lauriston Castle is a 16th-century tower house with 19th-century extensions. The museum lets visitors step back in time to experience what life was like in an Edinburgh middle-class home at the beginning of the 20th century. The collections at Lauriston Castle were assembled by Lauriston’s last resi
  10. Inverleith House10

    Inverleith House

    Inverleith House runs a programme of five temporary exhibitions per year, spanning the visual arts and botanical science, and supports the creation of new work by emerging and established artists from Scotland and abroad.
  11. St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments11

    St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments

    St Cecilia's Hall is a concert venue and a musical instrument museum. The museum displays items from the Anne Macaulay Collection of plucked string instruments, but also the Rodger Mirrey and Russell Collections of early keyboard instruments and a collection of brass instruments.
  12. Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments12

    Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments

    Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments is a museum in Edinburgh. The museum features exhibits related to: music.

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