Special event Our Friends

Friends Preview: Bright Star | The Life and Art of King James VI and I

This event has been cancelled

In order to help protect the health of our staff and visitors during this difficult time, we have closed all of our Galleries.

  • Friday 19 June 2020, 5.30-8.00pm


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Our Friends previews are a chance to see exhibitions before they open to the public. These events are for all Friends. There is no need to book, your membership card will give you entry on the night.

Michael van Meer, Van meer Album amicorum, 1614-48, Collection: University of Edinburgh Special Collections

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Large print labels
  • Wheelchair access

Gallery facilities

A full accessibility guide is available at www.accessibilityguides.org.

We provide a sensory map of the building to help visitors identify areas with changes in light, smells and noise. It locates seating areas and less crowded, quieter spaces. Printed copies are available from the front desk at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

  • <strong>Gallery closed</strong>
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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