Royal Scottish Academy

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Since 1826, the Academy has occupied William Henry Playfair’s magnificent landmark building on the Mound, Edinburgh.

Following a period of relocation due to the major restoration of the RSA building by the National Galleries of Scotland, the RSA returned to its home in spring, 2003.

Using exhibition space which has been restored and refurbished to premier international standard, the RSA will continue in its aim of promoting and cultivating the visual arts in Scotland.

The collections are maintained by the RSA Collections Department, based at Modern 2, 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, this is a storage and research facility. Public exhibitions of the collections are mounted in the Royal Scottish Academy on The Mound, Edinburgh.

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Opening hours

Dependent on exhibitions and events. See website for details.

Admission charges

Dependent on exhibitions and events. See website for details.

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities

Royal Scottish Academy
The Mound



0131 225 6671


0131 220 6016

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