Visit us

Talbot Rice Gallery
The University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Opening times

From 18 May. Open Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm (booking required)

Get in touch with us

How to get here

Using public transport

The following buses stop on South Bridge (2 minutes walk to the Gallery):

3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 45, 49, 51, 52

N3, N30, N37

X29, X62, X95

The following buses stop on George IV Bridge (2 minutes walk to the Gallery):

23, 27, 29. 41, 42, 67

We are a 15 minute walk from Waverley Station and a 25 minute walk from the Edinburgh Bus Station.

By bicycle

Cycling is recommended as an alternative mode of transport. There are spaces around Old College to lock your bike to when visiting us.

By car

There is limited paid street parking around the Gallery.

By taxi

The taxi drop off point is the Old College entrance way on West College Street. 


White Gallery

Our main entrance is on the second floor and is accessible via stairs and our lift.

The mezzanine level to the Gallery is accessible via stairs and our lift.

Georgian Gallery

The Georgian Gallery is accessed through the White Gallery. There are 5 steps up to the Georgian Gallery.

These steps are serviced by a stair lift. Currently, we can only allow wheelchair users who are able self-transfer to use the lift and access the second floor Georgian Gallery.

Wheelchair access to the Georgian Gallery balcony (when open to the public) is also limited due to the narrow walkways.

Borrowing wheelchairs & seating

A wheelchair is available on request.

Portable folding chairs are available on request.

Please ask at the reception desk or email:

Assistance Animals

Guide dogs, hearing and registered assistance dogs are welcome.

Staff can provide a bowl of water - please ask at the reception desk.


Free parking for Badge holders is available on Chambers Street for an unlimited period. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

Toilets and baby care facilities

Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are available in the Gallery.

Separate Mens’ and Ladies’ toilet facilities are also available.

The Gallery actively supports transgender, non-binary and gender-non conforming visitors and staff in their right to use our facilities without facing discrimination. If you experience behaviour which makes you feel uncomfortable when using our facilities, please let a member of staff know.

Blind & partially sighted Visitors

A large print guide is available for every exhibition and can be collected from the Reception Desk. 

If you require any additional assistance when in the Gallery space please ask a member of staff.