Special event Families & children

Autism-Friendly Early Openings (all ages)

For all ages

  • Sundays: 24 March; 28 April; 26 May; 30 June, 9-10am

To book please contact us on 0131 624 6428 or email


All families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder are invited to explore the Portrait Gallery before the doors open to the public and take part in creative, sensory activities. Numbers very limited, booking essential.

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

Gallery facilities

In order to protect our vulnerable works of art from any kind of accidental damage we kindly ask all visitors to either carry their rucksack/backpack by hand or place it in a locker.

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

Getting here

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

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

Our Friends

Our Friends

Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

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