Friends and Patrons Booking
Please visit the homepage of our website - nationalgalleries.org - for the lastest information about the closure of the galleries.
You can book free tickets for the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery using the links further down this page.
Modern Two is showing the blockbuster exhibition Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema. Our Friends receive free entry to all National Galleries of Scotland exhibitions but must book a timed ticket in advance. Please see below to book and for important instructions to ensure you can claim your free ticket and are not charged.
How to Book Online
We have recently upgraded our booking system. To book your free ticket for our Ray Harryhausen exhibition, we recommend setting up your account in advance. Please note that this is required even if you have booked online with us before August 2020.
It is necessary that the email address you use for your online account is the same as the email address we have linked to your Friends membership. This is essential for your Friends discount to be applied. If you wish to use an alternative email address, or believe that we have an outdated one on file for you, please contact us at [email protected].
If you are a Friend and are prompted to enter your card details during the booking process, please do not do so or you will be charged.
1. Go to www.nationalgalleries.org/spektrix/account and request a new password by clicking on Forgotten your password? Reset here.
2. If your email address is recognised, a link will be sent to you to allow you to set up a new password for your account. Do check your spam/junk folder if you cannot immediately find the message. If your email address if not recognised, please contact us at [email protected] with your name, membership number/postcode, and email address. Please do not register for a new account, as it will not be connected to your membership and your Friends discount will not be applied.
3. Once your account is active, you will be able to book your free tickets for Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema using the link below. Please ensure that you select the Friends and Patrons ticket type. Follow the steps and your discount will be applied at the checkout. If your discount is not applied, please contact [email protected] and we will manually ensure that your email address is linked to your membership.
Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema
Modern Two is now showing this blockbuster exhibition. Our Friends receive free entry to all National Galleries of Scotland exhibitions but must book a timed ticket in advance.
We recommend setting up your online account in advance of making your booking. Please see the instructions above. When booking, please ensure you select the 'Friends and Patrons' ticket type and your exhibition ticket discount will be applied at the checkout. Please note that if your online account has been set up using an email address that is not already linked to your membership our staff will have to manually update this for you before your discount will be applied. If the discount is not applied please contact us before proceeding with your booking.
Book a visit
Tickets are timed and advance booking is essential to visit the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Please ensure you see all available tickets by using the date and time selector. You have the option to book a free ticket or can choose to include a voluntary £10 donation to support the National Galleries of Scotland.
Contact the Friends office
The Friends Office staff are currently working remotely. We are unable to respond to phone queries during this time but can be contacted by email.
Please note that our email address will be monitored intermittently after 12noon on Friday 18 December until Tuesday 5 January inclusive.