THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION takes place at the Royal Scottish Academy in the Upper Galleries. Located on Edinburgh city centre’s famous Princes Street, the Academy buidling sits beside the Scottish National Gallery.
Both of the Royal Scottish Academy and National Gallery buildings, designed by William Henry Playfair, stand in the heart of Edinburgh. Although originally built as separate structures, their histories have long been intertwined, and, since 2004, they have been physically connected by the underground Gardens Level.
The Scottish National Gallery capital development project is currently underway, find out how might it affect your visit at this link
Royal Scottish Academy is a few minutes’ walk from Waverley Station. Take the Waverley Bridge exit, and walk the short distance through Princes Street Gardens.
Follow routes for city centre and city centre attractions. There is limited on street parking nearby.
All city centre/Princes Street buses also pass the Royal Scottish Academy
NGS Gallery Bus
The Gallery Bus takes visitors to all three NGS galleries. Starting at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art the bus runs a circular route to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery/Royal Scottish Academy. A voluntary donation of £1 is required. The bus drops off, but does not pick up at the Portrait Gallery.
Accessibility & facilities
In order to protect our vulnerable works of art from any kind of accidental damage we kindly ask all visitors to either carry their rucksack/backpack by hand or place it in a locker.
The disabled parking bays are currently not in use. We apologise for any inconvenience the above changes may cause. For further information please see NGS website