Museums and galleries

Talbot Rice Gallery

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

Opened in 1975, Talbot Rice can be found in the corner of the University of Edinburgh's Old College, in the heart of the City of Edinburgh.

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


Talbot Rice comprises two distinct gallery spaces; a contemporary white cube space and a historic Georgian gallery.

Working with both international and local artists Talbot Rice hosts three to four exhibitions per year, as well as running a unique Artist in Residence programme.

Recent solo exhibitions have showcased the work of Céline Condorelli, Samson Young, Lucy Skaer and John Akomfrah. Ambitious group exhibitions have explored themes including; female self-empowerment, the ‘new normal’ resulting from the pandemic, and borders in the time of Brexit.

The exhibition programme is complemented by a lively and informative events programme, opening up the work of the Gallery to diverse audiences.

Opening times

Admission is free.

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

Visit the Talbot Rice Gallery 


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.

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Talbot Rice Gallery

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Old College
South Bridge

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