How To Find Us

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is five minutes’ walk from Princes Street on Queen Street (round the corner from Harvey Nichols).

Opening hours

Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm.

Closed 25 and 26 December. Open on 1 January from 12 noon. Open on 2 January until 5pm.

Extended opening hours during August.

Admission is free. A charge may be made for special exhibitions.

Gallery Bus

Our Gallery Bus runs regularly between all three galleries. For service information and timetables see here.

Getting here

By Bus

Bus numbers 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 26 and 44 all go past the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Alternatively, take any Princes Street or Town Centre bus, alight at the end of Princes Street, opposite Waverley Steps and walk through St Andrew Square, turning left onto Queen Street. For more information visit www.lothianbuses.com

By Train

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is a few minutes’ walk from Waverley Station. Take the Princes Street exit, cross the road and walk the short distance through St Andrew Square, turning left onto Queen Street.

By Car

Follow routes for City Centre and City Centre Attractions. There is no car park at the gallery, and very limited on-street parking near the venue. We recommend that you park your car in one of the many City Centre car parks instead.

 

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