Friends and Patrons Booking

The Scottish National Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) are now open. You can book free tickets using the links further down this page.

Modern Two is also now open, 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 instructions to ensure you can claim your free ticket.

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery will reopen on Sunday 8 November. We have an exclusive opportunity for our Friends and Patrons to join us for a dress rehearsal event before the gallery opens to the public.

Dress Rehearsal for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Tuesday 3 November
Timed ticketing, advance booking essential

As a valued Friend or Patron we would like to offer you the opportunity to be the first to visit the Scottish National Portrait Gallery with an exclusive dress rehearsal on Tuesday 3 November from 10am-5pm.

If you have not already done so, please see the instructions below about setting up your online account in order to make your booking. When booking, please use the date and time selector to ensure you see all the available tickets.

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The Scottish National Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) are now open. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery will reopen on Sunday 8 November. All tickets are timed and advance booking is essential.

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.

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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 below. When booking, please ensure you select the 'Friends and Patrons' ticket type and your exhibition ticket discount will be applied at the checkout. If the discount is not applied please contact us.

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How to Book Online

We have recently upgraded our booking system. To book a free ticket for our upcoming Ray Harryhausen exhibition or SNPG dress rehearsal, 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.

To do this, visit nationalgalleries.org/spektrix/account and request a new password by clicking the ‘Forgotten your password? Reset here’ link. If your email address is recognised, an email will be sent to the address you provided to allow you to set up a new password for your account. If the email does not arrive please check your Spam/Junk email folder.

If your email address is not recognised please contact the us at [email protected] with your name, membership number/postcode and email address. We will get back to you to confirm when we have updated or added the email address you wish to use to your membership record and then you will be able to proceed with setting up your password. Please do not register for a new acount.

When booking Harryhausen tickets, please ensure you select the 'Friends and Patrons' ticket type and your exhibition ticket discount will be applied at the checkout. If the discount is not applied please contact [email protected] and we will ensure that your email address is linked to your membership. 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.

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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.

Online: Email [email protected] or use our contact form and select Friends Membership