The RSA will be closed from 23-28 November for an exhibition changeover. It will re-open to the public from 29 November – 22 December with The Christmas Show in the Lower Galleries. 

Click here to book your visit free visit to The Christmas Show.

Click here to read about the changes we have made in response to COVID-19 and what to expect on your next visit.

We thank you for your support and cooperation at this difficult time and look forward to welcoming you back to the RSA very soon. 

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The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Tel: 0131 624 6110 (please note office staff are currently working from home and the phone is only checked occasionally, please email or use the Contact Us form above for a prompt reply)

Gallery Opening Hours
Mon to Sat 10 – 5pm, Sun 12 – 5pm

Office hours
Mon to Fri 9:30 – 5pm. Closed from 23 December 2020 – 4 January 2021.

By Bus – All City Centre/Princes Street buses pass the
Royal Scottish Academy.

By Train – The 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.

By Tram – The Royal Scottish Academy is just across the
road from the Princes Street tram stop.

By Car – Follow routes for City Centre and City Centre Attractions. There is no car park at the gallery, and very limited
on-street parking near the venue. We recommend that you park
your car in one of the many City Centre car parks instead.

Access – Disabled access is at the rear of the Royal Scottish Academy building,
opposite the entrance to the National Galleries of Scotland building


Granton Art Centre
242 West Granton Road
Office hours
Mon to Fri 9.30 – 5pm

Visits by appointment only.

The RSA collections are housed in the Granton Art Centre,
within the National Museum of Scotland’s Collection Centre.

By Bus – Lothian Buses nos. 8,  14, 16, 32, 38, 47 and 113 services stop near the Granton Art Centre.

By Train – Alight at Haymarket or Waverley and catch a bus
or taxi to Granton

By Car – Granton Art Centre has a free car park, with disabled parking facilities.

Access – The RSA collections have full disabled access. Wheelchair access to Granton Art Centre is from the car park via the main entrance. All parts of the building are accessible by wheelchair.

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