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ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY

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The Mound,
Edinburgh EH2 2EL

Tel : 0131 225 6671

Opening Times


Mon - Sat, 10 to 5pm
Sun, 12 to 5pm
The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh is home to some of the best contemporary art in Scotland. The Academy is located on The Mound at the very heart of Edinburgh; it was re-opened by Prince Charles in 2003 after refurbishment.

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The building itself has been situated on the Royal Mile since 1826 when the architect William Henry Playfair designed the magnificent venue. Playfair had a unique style with hints of Greek influence he was meticulous when it came to the design process and was a perfectionist.

The Royal Scottish Academy is an independent institution, keen to development and nurture Scotland's young artists and architects with continuing support and education on offer.

The academy is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and has over 1400 square metres of exhibition space, the gallery is definitely a great experience, and this world-class venue receives many visitors each year.

There is also a unique link which goes underground and connects The Scottish Academy Building to the equally impressive National Gallery of Scotland this award-winning design gives people the chance to visit both attractions in one day.

The link features enhances visitor services as well as a restaurant where you can take in the stunning views of Princes Street Gardens, there is also a café and gift shop on site.