Talbot Rice Gallery

The Talbot Rice Gallery is the public art gallery of the University of Edinburgh.

The white cube gallery space during the Jenny Holzer exhibition

An outstanding centre for art and ideas, Talbot Rice Gallery presents original and relevant exhibitions within a unique historical context.

The exhibitions exemplify creativity and ambition, seen through a distinctive programme of Scottish and international artists, with informed interpretation and lively educational events.

For more information on the gallery, and its current and future exhibitions, visit the Talbot Rice Gallery website.


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The White Gallery

The White Gallery has a changing programme of exhibitions, presenting the work of contemporary Scottish and international artists through solo, retrospective and thematic exhibitions.

The Georgian Gallery

The Georgian Gallery's impressive neoclassical interior was originally designed by William Playfair as a natural history museum.

This recently refurbished room now hosts vibrant historic, experimental and academic exhibitions.

The upper level of the gallery displays a selection from the University Torrie Collection; a bequest to the University of predominantly 17th century Dutch paintings and bronzes.

Education and events

As a university gallery, Talbot Rice has a lively programme of events; lectures, talks, tours, performances and workshops that complement the exhibitions and offer fresh ways to explore visual art.

In addition, the gallery welcomes all groups whatever your interests and background; school parties and visitors with special needs are particularly welcome.

Please contact us to arrange a tailor-made tour that suits you.

Opening times

Admission is free. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.


The Gallery is situated within the University in the Old College building on South Bridge.

Enter the Old College Quadrangle from South Bridge and the entrance to the Talbot Rice Gallery is at the far left corner of the quad.

Contact details

Talbot Rice Gallery
The University of Edinburgh Old College, South Bridge Edinburgh EH8 9YL
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2210
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 2213

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