Drop-in event Families & children

Family Fridays

National (National) Clore Learning Space
  • Every Friday during term time*
    10am–12noon (ages 0–3)
    2–4pm (ages 4+)

Free, drop-in


New at the National! Every Friday during term-time we dedicate our new gallery spaces to families!

Friday mornings are for our littlest art-lovers. Expect interesting textures, lights, sounds, sensory art-fun … and a cuppa for the parents/carers.

The afternoons are for the big kids! We’ve got trails, new play activities and, of course, hands-on making with artists.  

*Upcoming sessions

Friday 9 and 23

Friday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Friday 19 and 26

Friday 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Friday 7 and 14

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

Gallery facilities

Detailed information on accessibility at the National Galleries of Scotland

Our partial Changing Places toilet has all of the facilities of a full Changing Places toilet, and though the floor area meets the overall size requirement (13.54m2 minimum), it is just a little too narrow to be classed as a full Changing Places toilet. 

There are a limited number of small lockers available, but there is no space to store large items of luggage.

There is limited on street parking close by including for those with a blue badge. 

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

Getting here

The National can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

Venue map
  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL



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