Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, The capital city is called Edinburgh. Besides the mainland, the country consists of more than 790 islands. Scotland has over 5.3 million inhabitants and is known for the Loch Ness, kilts, haggis and whiskey.

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, The capital city is called Edinburgh. Besides the mainland, the country consists of more than 790 islands. Scotland has over 5.3 million inhabitants and is known for the Loch Ness, kilts, haggis and whiskey.

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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William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum
06Jan

William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum

William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum marks the William Hunter Tercentenary – 300 years since the birth Hunterian founder, Dr William Hunter (1718-1783). This major exhibition not only...
Field Notes: Reflections of Camp Life at the Scottish Women's Hospitals
29Mar

Field Notes: Reflections of Camp Life at the Scottish Women's Hospitals

Surgeons’ Hall Museums new temporary exhibition ‘Field Notes: Reflections on Camp Life at the Scottish Women’s Hospitals’ opens on the 10th of November. Inspired by material held in the Royal College...
The Remaking of Scotland | Nation, Migration, Globalisation 1760 - 1860
21Jun

The Remaking of Scotland | Nation, Migration, Globalisation 1760 - 1860

Between 1760 and 1860, Scotland’s place in the world was dramatically remade. From a longstanding position at the periphery, Scotland rapidly attained a central role in European cultural life and in B...
Pin-Ups | Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity
20Jan

Pin-Ups | Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity

The exhibition will focus on Toulouse-Lautrec’s lithographic posters, portfolio prints and illustrations which made stars of Montmartre’s venues and their entertainers. Around 75 works by Toulouse-Lau...

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