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Art collection

The collection represents a diverse range of Scotland’s artists, makers and photographers.

About the collection

Come and see our collection of contemporary art, sculpture, craft and photography.

A number of artworks are on display in the public areas of the Parliament and you’re welcome to view them whenever we’re open. 

The collection explores themes such as: 

  • the relationship between people and the environment
  • the identities and histories of Scotland’s people
  • the history of the Scottish Parliament

There’s a range of works including oil paintings, sculpture, photography, textiles, mixed media artworks and installations. The permanent collection represents 70 of Scotland’s artists.

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Plan your visit

For opening times, parking information and more, go to our plan your visit page.

Don't forget to stop at our shop and café during your visit!


Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Days and times

Monday to Saturday

10am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)



Other events and exhibitions...

Monday to Saturday

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Learn about one of the youngest parliaments in the world and explore Scotland’s fascinating political history in this year-round exhibition.

9 to 11 August 2023

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The annual festival brings together academics, writers, policymakers, business people and politicians to debate important issues in society.