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School Art Trip to Edinburgh

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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 1/3

Morning

Morning

Travel to Edinburgh

 

Afternoon

Afternoon

Time to have lunch and explore the city

Visit to Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at a local restaurant

Day 2/3

Morning

Morning

Breakfast at accommodation

Visit to Edinburgh Castle

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at a local restaurant

Day 3/3

Morning

Morning

Breakfast at accommodation and check out

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to the National Portrait Gallery

Visit to Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions

Evening

Evening

Travel back to school

What's included?

  • tick icon2 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconEvening meals at local restaurant
  • tick iconReturn coach travel
  • tick iconEntrance to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
  • tick iconEntrance to Edinburgh Castle
  • tick iconEntrance to Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park

Educational activities and visits

Fruitmarket Gallery

Fruitmarket Gallery

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

Jupitar 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

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

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

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

Cultural activities and visits

Camera Obscura and World of Illusion

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

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital and offers stunning views of the city and countryside. As part of the visit you… Read More

Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon

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

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

The Chocolatarium

The Chocolatarium, Edinburgh

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

Accommodation

a&o Edinburgh
A&O Edinburgh

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.

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

You'll be able to reach us 24/7 during your trip if you need our help

5 After your trip

Head back to our resources section to continue the learning

Need help?

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.

Gail Biggins
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