Today, the National Galleries of
Scotland have five different buildings in Edinburgh:
The National Gallery, The Mound
- built 1820s
2. The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound
- built 1850s
The Portrait Gallery, Queen Street
The Gallery of Modern Art, Belford Road -
Dean Gallery, Belford Road - opened
1. and 2. above are close to each other at
the foot of The Mound. Both were designed by Playfair. Work
is underway linking these two galleries together.
Gallery 3. is a large
Victorian building in Queen Street, shared with the National Museum of
Antiquities, but the latter is gradually moving it exhibits to the
National Museum of Scotland, and so creating more space for the National
Portrait Gallery's exhibits.
Galleries 4. and 5.
are on opposite sides of the road, above Dean Village.
No 4 is housed in what was originally John Watson's Orphanage.
No 5 has a new landscaped garden.