After a dramatic renovation, the new Scottish National Portrait Gallery opened on 1st December, 2011.
We look forward to welcoming you back to one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings and to all it has to offer. Enjoy new displays and explore a comprehensive overview of Scotland past and present through a wealth of imagery ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, encompassing painting, photography, sculpture and film. Meet the people who have helped shape the nation’s identity at home and abroad from Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie to contemporary heroes.
See this outstanding national collection in glorious new spaces, from the suite of grand top-lit galleries to smaller intimate rooms. Discover the brand new gallery dedicated to photography and the atmospheric, restored Victorian Library.
See our What's On section for more information on what you can see in the Portrait Gallery now.