The National Galleries

An Underground Link

An underground  link between the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery of Scotland is being created.  There will be a circular glass lift, and access from a concourse area overlooking Princes Street Gardens, together with new educational and visitor facilities.  This work is due to be completed in summer 2005.

[Royal Scottish Academy Press Office and Edinburgh Evening News]

Below are artist's impressions of how the work project will appear, when completed.  Please click here for fuller details of the the work currently being undertaken on these two galleries.

1.  The National Galleries - from the Scott Monument

Artist's Impression of the Proposed New Entrance to the National Galleries

  This photograph is included with  National Galleries of Scotland permission.   See Copyright Conditions

The National Galleries

An Underground Link

In the artist's impression in view 1 (above) the new access to the galleries can be seen in the centre of the picture immediately above the grass area.  The grass area has been used as a putting green in the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter.

View 2 (below) also shows the proposed extension, but this view is from the south with an outline of the Princes Street buildings in the background.

 

2.  The National Galleries - from the south

Artist's impression of the proposed now entrance into the National Galleries of Scotland

  This photograph is included with  National Galleries of Scotland permission.   See Copyright Conditions

  

 

The National Galleries

Story

1840s      Earthen Mound      2 Galleries      4 Galleries     Future      Artists

Photography

Thumbnails     Future     Exhibitions

Exhibitions

1850s    1876    1890    1995

Art Manufactures 1856   1857   1861

Maps:

The Mound     6 small maps      1830      1840     1850     1860     1870     2001

 

 

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