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  • Special event

    Teachers' Private View: The Long Look and Self Evidence

    Portrait

    Wed 29 May 2019

    5:15 - 7pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5)

    Portrait

    Sat 1 Jun
    10:30am and 11:30am

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Tour

    Portrait Gallery Tours: Dressed to Thrill

    Portrait

    Sat 1 Jun 2019
    2pm and 3pm

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

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

    Portrait

    Tue 4 Jun 2019

    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Postcard Portraits (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Sun 9 Jun 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • Lecture or talk

    Sculpting the Nation: the Statuary on the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

    Portrait

    Tue 18 Jun 2019

    12:45 - 1:15pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Once-A-Month Shared Reading and Creative Writing

    Portrait

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

    Free

  • Special event

    The Long Look: Book Launch and Signing

    Portrait

    Fri 21 Jun 2019

    5 - 7pm

    Free

  • Lecture or talk SOLD OUT

    Inside Out: Findlay and the Portrait Gallery Walking Tour

    Portrait

    Tue 25 Jun 2019

    12:45 - 1:45pm

    Free

  • Special event

    Autism-Friendly Early Openings (all ages)

    Portrait

    Sun 30 Jun 2019

    9 - 10am

    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

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Charcoal

    Portrait

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

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Pastels

    Portrait

    Thu 19 and Thu 26 Sep 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Easel Sketching in the Gallery

    Portrait

    Thu 19 Sep 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

    +6 other sessions

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Watercolour

    Portrait

    Thu 3 and Thu 10 Oct 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Acrylics

    Portrait

    Thu 24 and Thu 31 Oct 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Ink

    Portrait

    Thu 7 and Thu 14 Nov 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

Guided tours and workshops

Guided tours and workshops

We look forward to welcoming all types of groups to the galleries! We have a fantastic range of guided tours, workshops and learning activities to enhance your experience of the collection and exhibitions.

Friends go free

Friends go free

Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

Past exhibitions

Past exhibitions

Browse our archive of past exhibitions

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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.