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  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Ink

    Portrait

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

    £32.00

  • Exhibition Coming Soon

    Scotland’s Photograph Album | The MacKinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Sat 16 Nov 2019 - Sun 16 Feb 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Once-a-Month Shared Reading and Creative Writing

    Portrait

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

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Easel Sketching in the Gallery

    Portrait

    Thu 21 Nov 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • Tour

    British Sign Language (BSL) Tour: Scotland’s Photograph Album | The Mackinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Sat 23 Nov 2019

    11am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Special event

    Autism-Friendly Early Openings

    Portrait

    Sun 24 Nov 2019

    9 - 10am

    Free

    Booking essential

  • Special event

    Christmas Shopping Weekend

    National | Portrait | Modern | All National Galleries of Scotland shops (except online)

    Fri 29 Nov - Sun 1 Dec
    10am - 5pm

    Free

    +2 other sessions

  • Music concert

    Dementia-friendly Concert - Live Music Now: New Horizons

    Portrait

    Mon 2 Dec 2019

    11 - 11:30am

    Free

  • Drop-in event

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

    Portrait

    Tue 3 Dec 2019
    10:30am & 11:30am

    Free

  • Our Friends
    Special event

    Friends Christmas Party

    Portrait

    Wed 4 Dec 2019

    6:30 - 9:30pm

    £43.00

  • Music concert

    Traditional Tunes for Tiny Ears

    Portrait

    Thu 5 Dec 2019
    10:30am & 11:30am

    Free

    Booking essential

  • Music concert

    From Advent to Christmas

    Portrait

    Fri 6 Dec 2019

    1:15 - 1:45pm

    Free

  • Special event

    Studies in Photography: 2019 Journal (Edition II) Winter Launch Party

    Portrait

    Fri 6 Dec 2019

    5 - 7pm

    £10.00

  • Exhibition Coming Soon

    BP Portrait Award 2019

    Portrait

    Sat 7 Dec 2019 - Sun 22 Mar 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5)

    Portrait

    Sat 7 Dec 2019
    10:30am & 11:30am

    Free

  • Tour

    Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours: Glimmer, Gleam, Glint and Sparkle

    Portrait

    Sat 7 Dec 2019
    2 - 2:45pm & 3 - 3:45pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Postcard Portraits (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Sun 8 Dec 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • Our Friends
    Special event

    Christmas Wreath-making

    Portrait

    Wed 11 Dec 2019

    10:30am - 1pm

    £50.00

  • Special event

    Autism-Friendly Early Openings

    Portrait

    Sat 14 Dec 2019

    9 - 10am

    Free

    Booking essential

  • Special event

    The Hillman Hunter - Dementia-friendly performance

    Portrait

    Sat 14 Dec 2019

    2 - 2:45pm

    Free

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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.

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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.