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Scottish National Gallery Study Room & Research Library

Door open days


The Scottish National Gallery comprises the Gallery Building and the Academy Building, both designed by William Henry Playfair in the mid-19th Century. Situated in the Gallery Building, the Prints & Drawings Study Room and Research Library houses an unrivalled collection of works on paper and an extensive library, and is usually open only by appointment.


Key Information

Activities: Talks, information leaflets, behind the scenes access, visual displays, refreshments

There will be regular talks throughout the day. Free but ticketed – see website for  

Where to find us

  • The Mound
  • Edinburgh
  • EH2 2EL