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Portrait Galley Thematic Tour: Self-Portrait as Faustus

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

  • Saturday 2 May, 2-2.45pm



Writer and educator Helen Boden will lead an informal discussion/tour of the The Modern Portrait, looking first at some of the literary figures, and hearing their own words. We’ll also look at a couple of subjects who are represented more than once (or in more than one medium), and consider some of the more intriguing portrait titles in the exhibition.

Percy Wyndham Lewis Naomi (Lady) Mitchison, 1897 - 1999. Author 1938 © The Estate of Percy Wyndham Lewis. All Rights Reserved 2017/ Bridgeman Images
Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

A full accessibility guide is available at

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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Sat 4 Apr 2020

2 - 2:45pm



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