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Museums & Art Galleries in or near Prestonpans

The small town of Prestonpans is just east of Edinburgh on the coast of the Firth of Forth. A battle took place there in 1745 between Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobites and the Government troops. The town has some impressive architecture such as the Preston Tower and dovecot part of which dates back to the 14th Century. Museums and Art Galleries in or near Prestonpans The Queen´s Gallery and Scottish National Portrait Gallery are listed below.
3 Results In Or Near Prestonpans
7.3 miles from the centre of Prestonpans
Visit one of Scotlands Finest Galleries The Queen´s Gallery, hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. Exhibitions in 2006 include: Unfolding Pictures: Fans in the Royal Collection (9 Dec to 29 May 2006). This first exhibition of fans brings together over 80 examples from the early 17th century to the 1930s. Among the highlights are a leather fan said to have belonged to Charles I. Canaletto in Venice (16 June to 7 January 2007). Fourteen luminous paintings f...
8.1 miles from the centre of Prestonpans
Explore the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in one of Edinburgh most remarkable buildings Built in the 1880s, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh is a visual history of Scotland from the 16th century to the present day. This story is told through portraits of the people who shaped it and were connected with it, from royals and rebels and heroes and villains to poets and philosophers, including Mary Queen of Scots, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns. Look out for w...
8.2 miles from the centre of Prestonpans
Explore one of Britain's Finest Galleries The National Gallery of Scotland was opened in 1859, and houses Scotland´s greatest collection of European paintings, drawings and prints dating from the early Renaissance to the late 19th century. The collection of over 20000 items includes works by Raphael, Titian, Velazquez, Poussin, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens, Turner and the Impressionists. Also on display is the national collection of Scottish art with works by Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie and...
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