Drop-in event Adults

Once-A-Month Shared Reading and Creative Writing (June)

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

  • Wednesday 17 June, 10.30am-12.30pm



Taking place every third Wednesday of the month, Open Book will be reading aloud and discussing passages of fiction, non-fiction and poetry linked to works of art from the collection. This will then be used as inspiration for a short writing exercise. There is no need to read or prepare anything in advance. Each session is facilitated by a Lead Reader from Open Book and is accessible to those with English as a second language as well as being dementia-friendly.

William Patrick Roberts A Reading of Poetry (or Woman Reading) 1965 © The Estate of John David Roberts

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.

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1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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