National Gallery of Scotland
The National Gallery of Scotland is situated in the heart of Edinburgh and is home to Scotland's greatest collection of European paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. The museum opened to the public in 1859 and includes works by Botticelli, Cézanne, Van Dyck, Pisarro, Monet, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Titian. The Gallery also boasts the most comprehensive collection of Scottish painting in the world. The Scottish Portrait Gallery can be found nearby at 1 Queen Street and includes great paintings of Scots rather than by Scots. The National Portrait Gallery is closed for renovations however, and will re-open in late 2011.
Address: The Mound, Princes Street
Telephone: (0)131 624 6200 or 332 2266 (recorded information)
Opening times: Open daily, from 10am to 5pm (until 7pm on Thursdays)
Admission: Free admission, though there may be a charge for special exhibitions