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The Modern Portrait

Open daily, 10am–5pm

Admission free

About

This display collates some of the most recognisable modern and contemporary portraits from the national collection.

This rich survey of paintings, sculpture and works in other media features figures from science, politics, the arts, business and sport - it is a cross-section of well-known Scottish faces, including Billy Connolly, Anne Redpath, Maud Sulter, Joan Eardley, Robert Colquhoun, Sir Chris Hoy, Danny McGrain, Horse McDonald and Naomi Mitchison.

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Display accessibility

  • Large print labels
  • Wheelchair access

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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.

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

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