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Gallery Social (dementia-friendly) | Exploring the library

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.

  • Friday 27 January, 10.30–12noon 

Booking essential


Join us for a sociable session exploring the art and architecture of the stunning Portrait Gallery Library. This session will be a relaxed and informal guided tour with refreshments for anyone affected by dementia and their relatives, friends and supporters. Led by our team of friendly artists, it’s a chance to socialise, talk about artworks and enjoy art activities together.

Places are free, but limited so please book online. For more information or assistance please contact us on 0131 624 6410 or [email protected].

A photograph of the library at the Portrait Gallery. It shows the wood panelled walls lined with book cases. In the foreground are some sculpted busts while two visitors look at the artworks in some display cases.


Become a Friend to enjoy unique access to the nation’s art collection with unlimited free entry to exhibitions, a 10% discount in our gallery shops & cafés and a bespoke programme of events.

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