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  • Drop-in event

    Once-A-Month Stitching in the Gallery

    National

    Wed 14 Aug 2019

    10:30am - 3:30pm

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Music concert

    Rosie Nimmo and Stuart Allardyce

    National

    Thu 15 Aug 2019

    6 - 6:30pm

    Free

  • Course

    Life Drawing

    National

    Sat 17 Aug 2019
    10am, 1pm and 4pm

    £16.00

    +2 other sessions

  • Lecture or talk

    Christopher Baker at EIBF: Portrait of Turner's Legacy

    Edinburgh International Book Festival

    Sat 17 Aug 2019

    10:30 - 11:30am

    £12.00

  • Tour

    Amplified Tour: NOW

    Modern One

    Sun 18 Aug 2019

    11am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Special event

    Play: Nancy's Philosopher

    Portrait

    Mon 19 Aug 2019

    6:30 - 7:30pm

    £10.00

    +2 other sessions

  • Lecture or talk

    Shadows of their Former Selves: Scottish Silhouette Portraits

    Portrait

    Tue 20 Aug 2019

    12:45 - 1:30pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Once-a-Month Shared Reading and Creative Writing

    Portrait

    Every third Wednesday of the month
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

    +6 other sessions

  • Special event

    Play and Q&A: Nancy's Philosopher

    Portrait

    Thu 22 Aug 2019

    7 - 8:30pm

    £15.00

  • Tour

    Gallery Social: NOW (for anyone affected by dementia)

    Modern One

    Fri 23 Aug 2019

    10:30am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Lecture or talk

    Self Evidence: Dragana Jurišić Artist's Talk

    National

    Fri 23 Aug 2019

    6 - 7pm

    Free

  • Lecture or talk

    Keith Hartley with Typex at EIBF: Looks a Scream

    Edinburgh International Book Festival

    Sat 24 Aug 2019

    11am - 12 noon

    £12.00

  • Lecture or talk

    Inventive Energy: The Cultural Significance of James Watt (1736-1819)

    Portrait

    Tue 27 Aug 2019

    12:45 - 1:15pm

    Free

  • Music concert

    Live Music Now: Kaitlin Ross and Catriona Hawksworth

    National

    Thu 29 Aug 2019

    6 - 6:30pm

    Free

  • Tour

    National Gallery Highlights Tours - August 2019

    National

    Sat 31 Aug 2019
    2 - 2:45pm & 3 - 3:45pm

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby/Bump) (Ages 0-1)

    Portrait

    Mon 2 Sep
    10:15am, 11:00am & 11:30am

    Free

    +2 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Open Studio: Make an Impression (Ages 1-3)

    Portrait

    Tue 3 Sep 2019

    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Inside Out Tour: Robert Louis Stevenson

    Portrait

    Tue 3 Sep 2019

    12:45 - 1:45pm

    Free

    Free but ticketed

  • Our Friends
    Special event SOLD OUT

    Friends Summer Party

    National

    Tue 3 Sep 2019
    6:30 - 9:30pm

    £43.00

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Charcoal

    Portrait

    Thu 5 and Thu 12 Sep 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

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About the National Galleries of Scotland

About the National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland cares for, develops, researches and displays the national collection of Scottish and international art and aims to engage, inform and inspire the broadest possible public.