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Not one but two incredible galleries set within beautiful parkland just 15 minutes walk from Princes Street.

Modern One features a series of sculptures within its grounds and a wonderful collection of art ranging from the turn of the 20th Century through to the present day.  You can see work by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Vuillard, and Dix as well as paintings by some of Scotlands most notable artists such as Pepleo, Fergusson and Steven Campbell.

Modern Two is the home of the Stairwell Project - a large-scale permanent installation by Richard Wright (Turner Prize winner 2009) together with sculptures by Eduard Paolozzi.

Both galleries are set across the road from one another, so moving between the two is very straightforward.

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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • June 23, 2024 5:14 am local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

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Admission is free | There may be some charges for specific exhibitions

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    • Monty's Guide
      November 1, 2022 at 8:31 am
      Paul ReadPaul Read

      16:01 07 Jan 23
      Superb afternoon spent wandering the surreal corridors of the gallery. Really there us so much here that you should plan to break for lunch and then continue as after a couple of hours your concentration wanders. Wonderful collection.

      Areti DiamantopoulouAreti Diamantopoulou

      06:27 02 Jan 23
      Nice place, not too close to Edinburgh centre. The permanent exhibition was interesting. The outside space (gardens) was also very nice but it was closed (you couldn’t walk but you could see it) maybe because of the winter.

      Brian SmithBrian Smith

      16:57 07 Nov 22
      Outstanding exhibits. This was definitely worth the trip. People are very friendly and helpful. You can easily spend a few hours in here. Check out these two exhibits. I found them fascinating.

      Jac HunterJac Hunter

      17:49 05 Nov 22
      Lovely afternoon spent viewing a diverse range of artistic styles. Always great to see the Lichtenstein up close but found many new artists works to admire. Great selection of goodies in the shop and wide selection of books.Finished off the visit with a fabulous selection of filled rolls and brownies that were so tasty!

      kevin millarkevin millar

      19:55 27 Oct 22
      Beautiful museum 5mins drive from Edinburgh City Centre.Wheelchair friendly access.Set over 3 levels with a lovely cafe on the ground floor with a large outdoor seating area.Plenty of pictures and sculptures with information beside them for reading.Staff throughout museum are friendly and helpful.Definitely worth a few hours of your day.

      Itzel AndradeItzel Andrade

      07:59 25 Oct 22
      Beautiful contemporary art museum! Must see if in Edinburgh. Staff was friendly. Whomever is the curator for this museum really knew how to weave together all the different types of art work on display. At times I had fun just looking at the building structure itself. Glad they kept the integrity of the building and utilized the spaces well. They had many great artist on display. More than enough famous artist too! Salvador Dali, Yayoi Kusama, Max ERNEST, Anish Kapoor, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, etc. Fantastic landscaping! Walking around was a great joy!

      Winnie KuoWinnie Kuo

      07:00 04 Sep 22
      It's a nice experience to visit. The staffs were all really nice. Most of the exhibitions are free. The collections were perfect.Recommend to walk along the Water of Leith Walkway to visit.

      Grahame LattoGrahame Latto

      19:37 24 Jul 22
      Two lovely galleries in great setting. Works are spaciously displayed. Helpful staff. Got me questioning what is art? Basically its anything you can get away with. Well worth a visit.

      John BergerJohn Berger

      08:19 10 Jul 22
      A Gem Inside and Out - Nice eclectic collection of modern art. Very friendly staff. Beautiful grounds. Helpful Hint: Enjoy the art collection and then have lunch at the cafe. There is seating inside and out. The cafe also provides large blankets for a picnic on the lawn.


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