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Relaxed mornings for adults (autism and learning disability friendly)

The lift is currently out of order. There is no step-free/wheelchair access to the upper floors. We hope to resolve this issue soon.

  • Tuesday 26 March, 10–11am   

Booking essential


Join us at the Portrait for regular, relaxed, sensory-friendly mornings for adults with additional support needs, including autistic adults and those with learning disabilities. At these sessions you can meet other people, see artworks in our gallery spaces and take part in creative activities. There will be a quiet, comfortable space available at all times for you to use.

Places are free but limited so please book online. Only one ticket is needed per participant plus any number of companions. 

For more information or assistance please contact us on 0131 624 6410 or [email protected]

Watch an introduction to the gallery

Download sensory map (PDF)

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Café
Getting here

Getting here

Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Portrait is easy to access.

Venue map
  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

Course or workshop Communities & access

Relaxed mornings for adults (autism and learning disability friendly)

Booking essential

A guide to accessing the Portrait

This short video introduces you to the Portrait to help you plan your visit.

Download a sensory map of the gallery


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