1 Queen Street
Distance: 8.7 miles
Drive time: 25 minutes
01 January 12:00 – 17:00
January to July 10:00 – 17:00 (Thursday 19:00)
August 10:00 – 18:00 (Thursday 19:00)
September to December 10:00 – 17:00 (Thursday 19:00)
25 and 26 December
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is located within an impressive great red sandstone neo-gothic palace designed by Robert Rowand Anderson, located on Queen Street in central Edinburgh. The Gallery first opened to the public in 1889, and saw a comprehensive refurbishment from 2009 to 2011. The Gallery houses the national collections of portraits, as well as the Scottish National Photography Collection.
The Museum’s collection features over 30,000 art pieces, incorporating a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs, ranging from the Renaissance to present times. Each of the Gallery’s displays explores different aspects of the story of Scotland and the lives and achievements of its people. Displays change on a regular basis.
The museum also offers an interactive Touchscreen Gallery, a Victorian Library, a café and a shop.
Admission is free of charge, except for some special exhibitions and events.
For further information:
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE