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The Modern Portrait

Reopening 30 April

Admission free | Advance booking required

 

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About

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery will reopen on 30 April 2021 and will be open daily from 10am-5pm

This display collates some of the most recognisable modern and contemporary portraits from the national collection.

This rich survey of paintings, sculpture and works in other media features figures from science, politics, the arts, business and sport - it is a cross-section of well-known Scottish faces, including John Byrne, Alan Cumming, Tilda Swinton, Annie Lennox, Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison, and Naomi Mitchison.

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Event accessibility

Exhibition 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>Reopening 30 April</b>
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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