School Visits

Our buildings are?currently closed. We can't wait to open the doors and welcome your school to the gallery again as soon as we can.?In the meantime, watch this space for creative bits and bobs and updates to help bring?the gallery to your living room!

Welcome to your national collection

Choose from?a range of hands-on discovery sessions, interactive workshops and online?learning resources to bring art to life for you and your pupils, whatever their age and abilities. If your pupils have additional needs we'll plan?a tailor-made visit just for you.?

Plan a visit

  • Book year round -?your first visit is?free (applies to all EU schools)

  • Travel?subsidies?are available for schools most in need (enquire when you book)

  • Book four weeks ahead for a guided visit or two weeks ahead?for self-led visits and free entry to?ticketed exhibitions

  • Check our events listings for Teachers' professional learning opportunities

At home resources

Want to start a conversation about art? Here are some simple ideas. 


Explore our teachers' resources, for use in the classroom and in the gallery.

Explore our resources

Our Galleries

The National Galleries of Scotland comprises three galleries.

Scottish National Gallery project

While the Scottish National Gallery is currently undergoing a major transformation, we want to keep our collection accessible to as many people as possible.

Due to the ongoing work:

  • We will accept two groups per day of up to 35 people (both schools and adult groups)
  • There is currently no bus drop-off point so you will need to travel by foot or public transport
  • There may be some noise disruption during your visit


There is?a full activity schedule at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery?and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Find out how construction work might affect your visit

Find out more about the project

School visit FAQs

Learning and Engagement?contact details

If you're looking for more information on?creative opportunities, professional learning for teachers, or school visits please get in touch with?us and we?will be happy to help.

+44 (0)131 624 6410

[email protected]