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.

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Travel to Edinburgh

 

Time to have lunch and explore the city

Visit to Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park

Evening meal at a local restaurant

2

Breakfast at accommodation

Visit to Edinburgh Castle

Visit to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Evening meal at a local restaurant

3

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

3 days, 2 nights Price from £242 pp
  • 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

Accommodation

Educational Activities

Fruitmarket Gallery

Fruitmarket Gallery

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The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh is an important centre of the Scottish contemporary art scene. The name comes from the… Read More

Jupitar Artland Sculpture Park

Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park

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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

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is home to a wonderful collection of modern and contemporary art from 1900 to the present.… Read More

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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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

Talbot Rice Gallery

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The Talbot Rice Gallery is the University of Edinburgh's public art gallery. Housed in a 19th-century former natural history museum,… Read More

Cultural Activities

Camera Obscura and World of Illusion

Camera Obscura and World of Illusion

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The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history.… Read More

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital's skyline and offers stunning views of the city and countryside.… Read More

Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon

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Journey into the depths of Edinburgh's darkest history with a visit to the Edinburgh Dungeons!… Read More

Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia

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The Royal Yacht Britannia spent 44 years carrying the Royal Family around the world, covering over a million nautical miles.… Read More

The Chocolatarium, Edinburgh

The Chocolatarium

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Enjoy a 90-minute fully guided tour of chocolate at Edinburgh's Chocolatarium, just off the Royal Mile! Your students will find… Read More

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