The University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
Talbot Rice Gallery is always free
Seasonal opening times
Monday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm
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.
Cycling is recommended as an alternative mode of transport. There are spaces around Old College to lock your bike to when visiting us.
Visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible. There is limited paid street parking around the Gallery.
The taxi drop off point is the Old College entrance way on West College Street.
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.
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 call (+44) 0131 650 2210
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.
Visually Impaired tours and workshops take place in the Gallery each exhibition. To find out more or if you would be interested in joining the next tour and workshop please call (+44) 0131 650 2211