Self-guided | Scottish National Portrait Gallery

  • Visit
  • Primary school
Free

Discover the story of Scotland and its people, through murals, sculptures, photographs, drawings and paintings that celebrate who we are.

Our online resources provide support before, during and after your visit. 

Before you visit: watch the videos What is a Portrait and Making Sense of Art to spark group discussion about why we need art.  

During your visit: use the prompts provided in How to look at art to talk about art in the gallery or try 10 Things to do in a gallery.

After your visitYour Art World provides challenges and resources to inspire art making back in class or at home, including an online gallery where you can share your pupils’ art with the world.     

Please book 2 weeks in advance. 

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Learning & Engagement contact details

If you're looking for more information on our learning programmes, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to advise and help plan your group visit

+44 (0)131 624 6410

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