School Art Trip to Edinburgh
On your art school trip to Edinburgh, your students will be inspired by the city’s long history of art, as well as the contemporary art scene!
As you’d expect from the vibrant capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is home to several important art museums and galleries, making it a fantastic choice for an art school trip.
Whether you want to look at Scotland’s art history, or prefer to focus on the contemporary art scene, we’ll tailor your itinerary to meet your specific learning objectives.
Visit the Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park to explore contemporary work by sculptors such as Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley. Or head to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, where your students will have the opportunity to see works by Salvador Dali, Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol.
And at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, see how portraits have evolved over the centuries. Your students will see how, during the Renaissance, portraits were used principally as a way of capturing the likeness of the royalty and nobility. And they’ll see how modern artists are using portraits to express ideas, feelings and even to make political statements.
Travel to Edinburgh
Time to have lunch and explore the city
Visit to Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park
Evening meal at a local restaurant
Breakfast at accommodation
Visit to Edinburgh Castle
Visit to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Evening meal at a local restaurant
Breakfast at accommodation and check out
Visit to the National Portrait Gallery
Visit to Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions
Travel back to school
- 2 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Evening meals at local restaurant
- Return coach travel
- Entrance to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
- Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
- Entrance to Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park
The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh is an important centre of the Scottish contemporary art scene. The name comes from the… Read More
Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park
Jupiter Artland is an award-winning sculpture park located just outside Edinburgh. The park was founded in 2009 by art collectors… Read More
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is home to a wonderful collection of modern and contemporary art from 1900… Read More
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is the home of Scotland's portrait collection, most of which are by Scottish artists. Home… Read More
Talbot Rice Gallery
The Talbot Rice Gallery is the University of Edinburgh's public art gallery. Housed in a 19th-century former natural history museum,… Read More
Camera Obscura and World of Illusion
The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history.… Read More
Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital and offers stunning views of the city and countryside. As part of the visit you… Read More
Journey into the depths of Edinburgh's darkest history with a visit to the Edinburgh Dungeons! Professional actors will bring history… Read More
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Yacht Britannia spent 44 years carrying the Royal Family around the world, covering over a million nautical miles.… Read More
Enjoy a 90-minute fully guided tour of chocolate at Edinburgh's Chocolatarium, just off the Royal Mile! Your students will find… Read More
The a&o hostel in Edinburgh is ideally located in the heart of the city on the famous Royal Mile, meaning that if you choose to stay here you will be close to all of Edinburgh's top visits and attractions.
With 131 rooms and a total of 610 beds in singles, twins and multi-bedded rooms, there's plenty of room for your group here.
1 Creating Your Perfect Trip
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2 Launching your trip to parents and students
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3 After you've booked
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4 While you're away
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5 After your trip
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Gail Biggins — Tour Adviser
Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.
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