Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands.

In the eighteenth century Scotland began to produce artists that were significant internationally, all influenced by neoclassicism, such as Allan Ramsay, Gavin Hamilton, the brothers John and Alexander Runciman, Jacob More and David Allan.

Museums in Scotland own significant collections of art, such as the National Gallery of Scotland, the National Museum of Scotland, the Burrell Collection and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

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Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands.

In the eighteenth century Scotland began to produce artists that were significant internationally, all influenced by neoclassicism, such as Allan Ramsay, Gavin Hamilton, the brothers John and Alexander Runciman, Jacob More and David Allan.

Museums in Scotland own significant collections of art, such as the National Gallery of Scotland, the National Museum of Scotland, the Burrell Collection and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

There are 374 museums in Scotland.

Tours and tickets

These tours and tickets are available in Scotland.

To see and do in Scotland

Discover the best museums in Scotland.

Exhibitions in Scotland

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The Scottish Warrior Exhibition
26May

The Scottish Warrior Exhibition

In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King͛s Museum invites visitors to challenge their perceptions of the ͚Scottish warrior͛. The exhibition will explor...
Safer Steps: The Work of the HALO Trust
04Mar

Safer Steps: The Work of the HALO Trust

Celebrating the work of the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance organisation, this exhibition explores the lifesaving work of this major Scottish charity through personal testimony, photograph...
Heart, Coeur, Corazon
31Mar

Heart, Coeur, Corazon

Throughout history, and across every culture, the heart has been portrayed in a huge variety of ways. This exhibition explores the rich cultural significance and the anatomy of the heart. By using our...
Scots in ltaly | Artists and Adventurers
03Mar

Scots in ltaly | Artists and Adventurers

Celebrated as the centre of classical and modern European civilisation, Italy held many attractions for eighteenth-century Scots. Artists and architects came to study its matchless heritage. Wealthy a...
Scotland's Early Silver
25Feb

Scotland's Early Silver

Explore the story of Scotland’s early silver and discover how silver became the most important precious metal in Scotland over the course of the first millennium AD. Scotland’s Early Silver tells the...

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