Museums and galleries

Talbot Rice Gallery

One of Scotland’s leading public galleries of contemporary visual art.

Talbot Rice Gallery
The Talbot Rice Gallery is housed in the University's Old College building

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.


Gallery 1

Gallery 1 has a changing programme of exhibitions, presenting the work of contemporary Scottish and international artists through solo, retrospective and thematic exhibitions.

Gallery 2

Gallery 2 has an 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.

Gallery 3

Gallery 3 is located on the third floor and constitutes an iconic round room plus two adjacent spaces. It is the home and epicentre of the TRG3 Programme, dedicated to supporting early career artists, residencies and experimental projects. 

Opening times

Admission is free.

Gallery opening times vary according to exhibition schedules, find latest opening times on the Talbot Rice Gallery website.

Talbot Rice Gallery opening times


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

Contact details



Old College
South Bridge

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