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The King’s Last Day | The Execution of Charles I

Closed until at least 14 February

Admission free | Advance booking required

About

All of our Gallery buildings are closed until at least 14 February 2021, in line with Scottish Government restrictions. Modern One is closed until 27 March.

At the centre of this display is the intriguing and gory painting of the Execution of Charles I by an unknown Dutch artist. This painting, probably based on eye-witness accounts and contemporary engravings, records the execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649 at Whitehall, after a long and bitter civil war. Prints, paintings and miniatures from the collection also feature.

Event accessibility

Display accessibility

  • Large print labels
  • Wheelchair access

Location

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
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Accessible toilets for gallery visitors
  • No lockers
  • Toilets for gallery visitors

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.

  • <b>Closed until at least 14 February</b>
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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