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Temples to Tenements | Photographs of Architecture

Dates to be confirmed

Gallery Closed due to Covid-19

Dates to be confirmed

Admission free


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

This exhibition has been postponed. As you will be aware our Galleries are currently closed due to coronavirus which has impacted our planning for upcoming exhibitions. Thank you for your understanding. You can sign up to our newsletter for updates on exhibition opening dates.

Temples to Tenements | Photographs of Architecture is the fourth instalment of a popular series of free exhibitions which use a central theme in the history of photography to explore the richness of the National Galleries of Scotland collection.

Architecture is a record of human life past, present and future. From early photographic experiments to the manipulation of digital images, the built environment is one of the most enduring themes in the story of photography. This fourth in the series explores the world around us through the work of photographers as diverse as Hill and Adamson, Thomas Annan, Andreas Gursky and Chris Leslie.

Event accessibility

Exhibition accessibility

  • Large print labels
  • Wheelchair access


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.

  • <strong>Gallery Closed due to Covid-19</strong>
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

Related events

Related events


Gallery Social: Temples to Tenements| Photographs of Architecture (for anyone affected by dementia)


Fri 25 Sep 2020

10:30am - 12 noon



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Our Friends

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