Scottish National Galleries begin reopening next month

We are delighted to announce the phased reopening of the National Galleries of Scotland over the coming weeks. The planned dates are as follows:

Monday 26 April Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) for Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema. Open daily.

Thursday 30 April Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Open daily.

Thursday 6 May Scottish National Gallery. Open Thursday-Saturday.

Sunday 16 May Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One). Open Sunday-Tuesday.

As before, we will be limiting the number of visitors in each gallery at any one time in line with social distancing guidelines to help keep you safe. To manage this we’re continuing with our free, timed-ticketing system for all venues. Tickets must be booked online in advance and booking is open now. Everything you need to know can be found on our website including opening details about our shops and cafés.

Dovecot Gallery

In line with the current Government roadmap we are unable to open Archie Brennan Tapestry Goes Pop! on the 26th March as originally planned. Our exhibitions team have been working hard behind the scenes, and we are on schedule to open at the end of April or early May once restrictions are lifted.

In the meantime, our virtual doors are open! We have an extremely exciting programme of online events exploring Archie Brennan’s fascinating life and career, including a virtual exhibition tour.


We are thrilled to announce we will reopen on Saturday 1 May, with our brand new exhibition, Night Fever: Designing Club Culture – the first major exhibition exploring the relationship between club culture and design from the 1960s to today.

As spaces for adventure and escape, nightclubs have always encouraged experimental and radical design – from Studio 54 to the Haçienda.

Discover how architecture, art, fashion, graphics, lighting, performance and sound all come together to create an immersive sensory experience where design, music and technology meet on the dancefloor.

The show also features an exclusive section on Scotland’s unique and distinct club scene, revisiting legendary club nights from across the country including the Sub Club, the Rhumba Club and Club 69.

V&A Dundee is the only UK venue for Night Fever: Designing Club Culture, which was developed by the Vitra Design Museum and ADAM – Brussels Design Museum.

Warning: This show might remind you of nights you struggle to remember…


Book your tickets now!
Don’t forget you must book your ticket in advance, whether for museum entry or Night Fever. Due to limited capacities we recommend booking now to secure your slot to avoid disappointment!
Places opening up – must be the spring sunshine