The collection comprises fine, decorative and applied art; weapons, orders, decorations and medals; uniform, insignia and equipment; photographs and documents. The collection covers Scottish military service worldwide in the Royal Navy, the British army and the Royal Air Force, in foreign forces and in the civilian services. Alongside work by professional artists, amateur paintings represent the military experience with equal validity. Portraiture and battle paintings predominate among the oil paintings, which are complemented by collections of drawings, watercolours and prints.
This location is open to the public
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2NG
If you are planning a visit to see a particular painting, check with the location first. Paintings can be moved at short notice