Talbot Rice Gallery

Verified University of Edinburgh, The University of, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL Location

Located in Edinburgh, the Talbot Rice Gallery is a stunning art gallery housed in the historic Old College of the University of Edinburgh. With a beautiful layout and sequence of spaces, visitors are taken on a dramatic journey through contemporary double-height white spaces, transitional areas, and a neoclassical vaulted hall. The medium-scale exhibitions benefit greatly from this venue, broadening the possibilities of representation. This gallery offers diverse art, creating a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere for both students and art enthusiasts alike. Currently showcasing the captivating exhibition In the Round by Angelica Mesiti, Talbot Rice Gallery is a must-visit for anyone interested in contemporary art. Discover this inspiring place that regularly captivates visitors with its thought-provoking displays.

📍 Location

ℹ️ About

Name Talbot Rice Gallery
City Edinburgh
Website https://www.trg.ed.ac.uk/
Phone +44 131 650 2210

🙋‍♂️ Frequently asked questions about Talbot Rice Gallery

What is the contact phone number for the Art gallery?

The contact phone number for Talbot Rice Gallery is +44 131 650 2210

What are today's opening hours?

Today Monday, the opening hours for Talbot Rice Gallery are Closed and it is currently closed. Here are the opening hours for the entire week.

What is the street where Talbot Rice Gallery is located?

This Art gallery is located at University of Edinburgh, The University of, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL.

What services does this Art gallery offer?

Art gallery, Museum, Tourist attraction

Is it open on Saturdays?

It's opened on Saturdays from 10 am–5 pm.

Is it open on Sundays?

It's closed on Sundays.

🕓 Opening Hours

Today, Monday, May 20, 2024, the opening hours for the Art gallery are Closed

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday 10 am–5 pm
Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–5 pm
Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Sunday Closed

👍👎 Reviews

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Beautiful Exhibition unpacking colonial legacies, debt analysis and storytelling. Thank you for hosting us.

Holly Bynoe

1 years and 0 months ago

An amazing FREE gallery that puts on some of the best and most innovative exhibitions in the city.

Shadow Cast

1 years and 0 months ago

Despite many attempts, did not understand

Vivek Varat

1 years and 1 months ago

The gallery is fine but the exhibitions should be taken care of more. The excellent staff.

Antonio Caulín Martínez

1 years and 1 months ago

building is beautiful , girl on reception has been awesome but girl inside exhibition was extremly rude

Journey Dude

1 years and 2 months ago


Irene Firth

1 years and 3 months ago

@talbotricegallery was a blast. As my first #universitygallery experience in Scotland ????????????????????????????, I am amazed.- beautiful building in the heart of Edinburgh, with clear and great navigation and orientation system- great participative exhibitions (using UV lights and so)- amazing welcome desk and very helpful and friendly student staff- free entry and accessibility for wheelchair or mothers with trolley- small but nice museum shop- feedback forms- reflection and relax roomsVisit my instagram @universitygalleries to find out more.Did you know that Scotland university museums have their own network? @talbotricegallery is also part of @unimuseumsinscotland.What other university galleries and art museums would you recommend to visit?

eva gartnerova

1 years and 5 months ago

Very interesting, I really enjoyed it

Maja .M

1 years and 6 months ago

free gallery

Jan L.

1 years and 7 months ago

Wonderful cool oasis in a hot and busy Edinburgh. Very friendly staff.

Celine Reilly

1 years and 8 months ago

Being part of the historic Old College of the University of Edinburgh, Talbot Rice Galleryprovides a stunning backdrop for medium-scale exhibitions.I like the layout and the sequence of the space that visitors would experience along the route, starting at a contemporary double-height white space lit by skylight, through several transitional area leading to the neoclassical vaulted hall. The journey itself is dramatic, and the exhibitions I saw were all benefited from the venue which has broadened the possibilities of representation.

Kenneth Li

1 years and 8 months ago

The gallery can be scary if you visit there during weekday because no one is around and some corners in the exhibition are dark


1 years and 9 months ago

Great space for showing works and always showing interest shows very useful for students to visit regularly well recommended

Billy Brown

1 years and 9 months ago

Great space, diverse art, welcoming and relaxed.

Ashley Mowat

1 years and 9 months ago

Beautiful and inspiring place where I go regularly, especially now when Angelica Mesiti In the Round exhibition is still on display, would recommend to everybody who is interested in contemporary art at all

Veronika Ne

1 years and 9 months ago

Must have been an off day, think someone replaced the paintings with a sound and light arrangement akin to sensory deprivation during rendition. Me and me lad thought the wheelchair under the stairs was an exhibit for a while. Not too sure, definitely a place for the more intellectual pretentious as I didn't get it. On the positive it was free and broke up the journey to Gregg's.

Ian Black

1 years and 9 months ago

Awesome place to visit and its free!!

María Francisca Escobar

1 years and 9 months ago

Good gallery

Marco Monti

9 months ago

Disabled access not considered here. A regular wheelchair user was told that they could use the stairs! A medical miracle perhaps? Use of the lift finds one exiting into an unlit area used to stage performance art quite inappropriate for disabled visitors. The final third of the exhibition could not be accessed at all due to stairs only access.The exhibits themselves were a joy and a challenge. The Tower by Jesse Jones and 45th Parallel by Abu Haman were thought provoking and perfectly presented. Contemporary issues of great importance were addressed. Please do go and raise hell if you can’t access exhibits. The Equality Act needs enforcement here!

Alex Wolfe

9 months ago

Wonderful, thought provoking, intense exhibition. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

D. Bentum

8 months ago

Well worth visiting this gallery that shows new, challenging work

Pierre Landau

8 months ago

Beautifully presented modern art gallery in a stunning building, was free entry when I went. Also gave out free information booklets about the exhibits on. Very thought provoking modern art in multiple forms :) Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Zena Jackson

7 months ago

In the old university building. Closed. Visited on Weekend … More

Anthony Manmohan

6 months ago

The exhibitions are always well constructed and thoughtful. Free entry. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More


3 months ago

First visit to Talbot Rice hidden away in the midst of Edinburgh university x Really enjoyed the exciting and unusual art work, installations and film, the beautiful gallery and staircases. Staff were warm and welcoming as we've found in all our art gallery visit this week. Be aware a lot of steep stairs but there is lift access for disabled visitors.

Sue Bell

3 months ago

The exhibition content was too complicated, but it was good to look at the buildings. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

goswpf 221

4 months ago

One of the best contemporary galleries in Edinburgh. The work is always interesting and curated to perfection. I always make the effort to visit every exhibition.

Rach C

4 months ago

This one of my most favourite galleries in the world. I visit on my own and also with the nursery children I work with. Thank you for your dedication to community engagement. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Emma Clarkson

1 months ago

I had a meeting with a Talbot Rice Gallery team and the conversation was fruitful. It was about possible participation in a series of events around El Anatsui's exhibition this summer.

George Agbo

1 months ago

This is a great gallery with some really interesting viewing spaces and some unusual exhibitions Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Jenifer Meek

1 months ago

have been to the Talbot Rice Gallery on multiple occasions including preview and opening events and would recommend a visit- staff are always friendly and helpful Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

Susan Mclellan

1 months ago

A great exhibition, and lovely wine! Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

Leslie Cunningham

1 months ago

A welcoming, practically and materially accessible, internationally connected and aware fine art gallery located in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Jonny Murray

1 months ago

This visit to TTRG was years since, (pre Pandemic) and free, based upon Alisdair Gray's paintings and various illustrative samples from books! One word seals this: brilliant! Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Pam Ayres

1 months ago

The Talbot Rice Gallery is a free to enter public art gallery part of Edinburgh College of Art and is found in the University of Edinburgh‘s Old College.The gallery exhibits new works by local and international solo artists exploring contemporary themes. Well worth taking time to view new programmes of works even for a short visit.

B Harris

1 months ago

Wonderful progressive gallery that always has thought provoking Installations...I always visit at least once a month ???? Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

David Condliffe

1 months ago

TR is a wonderful gallery - I always enjoy my regular visits and the challenge that the art often makes - my fav Edinburgh gallery by far! Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

Rab Locke

1 months ago

Certainly consistent with every exhibition cleverly and dramatically saying capitalism bad, socialism good!Some diversity of thought and presentation would be thought provoking. Unlikely though!!Always a fun crowd.

Gordon Robertson

1 months ago

The Talbot Rice Gallery is such a fantastic place to visit for anyone interested in art. Their exhibitions are always very engaging, interactive and thought provoking, making contemporary art very accessible to all. One really does feel they are seeing the latest themes in art at display. Also, all their staff and volunteers are super friendly and helpful and they really make you feel welcomed from the start! Talbot Rice is of the must see places in Edinburgh and it's free to visit too :)

Michel Chavarria

1 months ago

Unique, relaxed, friendly. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Morna Burdon

1 months ago

A hidden gem! Not only is the Talbot Rice Gallery set in an absolutely beautiful building and grounds, but the exhibitions are edgy, provocative and challenging.It is open to the public and despite being one of the most important galleries in Edinburgh, it's tucked away position means it is often overlooked.You are assured of a warm welcome by the staff so don't be put off by the imposing surroundingsWhether you're a visitor to the capital or an Edinburgh resident, you really must visit this fabulous gallery.Don't walk past - look in. You won't regret it!

Jan Barker

1 months ago

Have visited many times over the years. The gallery always exhibits stimulating , thought provoking, often cutting edge and quite’cerebral’ work. A real treat and usually free. One of the very many reasons why I find Edinburgh such a rewarding city. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Penny McKee

1 months ago

A beautiful gallery, tucked away location, and free. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Lauren Augusta Burrows

1 months ago

Another interesting selection of thought provoking topical art projects. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More


2 months ago

Its located inside the old college building, its free, its warm, and you got to see many arts. No reason to not checking this place out! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Raisha Ichsanti

3 months ago

Always interesting + thought provoking exhibitions ???? Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Liz Johnston

3 months ago

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