The Granton Centre

The Granton Centre
242 West Granton Road
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH5 1JA
Scotland

Website

www.nationalgalleries.org/research/page/7:269/

E-mail

enquiries@nationalgalleries.org

Telephone

0131 467 0466

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The Granton Centre for Art is Scotland’s first purpose-built art store for paintings, drawings and sculptures from the national collection. Designed by Building Design Partnership, Glasgow, and completed in 2002, it provides 1,300 square metres of secure and climate-controlled storage space.

Guided tours offer the opportunity to discover how a state-of-the-art picture and sculpture store actually works. Included on the tours are a specially commissioned photography exhibition that goes behind the scenes at the National Galleries of Scotland, a frame conservation display and treasures such as the world’s largest collection of phrenological heads.

Tours lasting approximately thirty minutes are conducted every Tuesday at noon and 3:30pm.

Venue Type:

Archive

Opening hours

To book a tour, telephone 0131 467 0466 by 11am on the preceding Monday. We allow up to fifteen people on each tour. Notification at time of booking is required for wheelchair users or visitors who have difficulty with stairs.

Admission charges

Free

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