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  • Must see
    Exhibition

    ARTIST ROOMS Self Evidence | Photographs by Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe

    Portrait

    Until Sun 20 Oct 2019

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Music concert

    Dementia-friendly Concert - Live Music Now: Graham Rorie and Aidan Moodie

    Portrait

    Mon 22 Jul 2019

    11 - 11:30am

    Free

  • Lecture or talk

    Sensible Footwear: Kate Charlesworth & Adele Patrick 'In Conversation'

    Portrait

    Tue 23 Jul 2019

    12:45 - 1:30pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours: ARTIST ROOMS Self Evidence | Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe

    Portrait

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

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • 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

  • Lecture or talk

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

    Portrait

    Tue 27 Aug 2019

    12:45 - 1:15pm

    Free

  • 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

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Charcoal

    Portrait

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

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5)

    Portrait

    Sat 7 Sep
    10:30am & 11:30am

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Tour

    Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours: Robert Adam's Portraits, Family and Patrons

    Portrait

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

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Postcard Portraits (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Sun 8 Sep 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • 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

  • Music concert

    Special Concert: Baharat Ensemble

    Portrait

    Sat 21 Sep 2019

    1 - 1:30pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Family Art Tours (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Sat 28 Sep 2019

    11 - 11:45am

    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.

Past exhibitions

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.