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  • Special event

    Hallowe’en at the Portrait Gallery (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Thu 31 Oct
    6:15pm & 7:15pm

    Free

    +1 other sessions

    Free (booking essential)

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Ink

    Portrait

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

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Exhibition Coming Soon

    Scotland’s Photograph Album | The MacKinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Sat 16 Nov 2019 - Sun 16 Feb 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Tour

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

    Portrait

    Sat 23 Nov 2019

    11am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Exhibition Coming Soon

    BP Portrait Award 2019

    Portrait

    Sat 7 Dec 2019 - Sun 22 Mar 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Special event

    The Hillman Hunter - Dementia-friendly performance

    Portrait

    Sat 14 Dec 2019

    2 - 2:45pm

    Free

  • Tour

    British Sign Language (BSL) Tour: BP Portrait 2019

    Portrait

    Sat 11 Jan 2020

    11am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Amplified Tour: Scotland’s Photograph Album | The Mackinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Sun 19 Jan 2020

    11am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Tour

    Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop: Scotland’s Photograph Album | The Mackinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Wed 22 Jan 2020

    10:15am - 3:30pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Gallery Social: Scotland’s Photograph Album | The Mackinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Fri 31 Jan 2020

    10:30am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Tour

    Gallery Social: BP Portrait Award 2019

    Portrait

    Fri 28 Feb 2020

    10:30am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Tour

    Amplified Tour: BP Portrait 2019

    Portrait

    Sun 15 Mar 2020

    11am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Display

    Art and Analysis | Two Netherlandish painters working in Jacobean Scotland

    Portrait

    Until Fri 1 May 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Display

    Imagining Power | The Visual Culture of the Jacobite Cause

    Portrait

    Until Fri 1 May 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Display

    Scots in ltaly | Artists and Adventurers

    Portrait

    Until Fri 1 May 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Display

    The King’s Last Day | The Execution of Charles I

    Portrait

    Until Fri 1 May 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Display

    Reformation to Revolution

    Portrait

    Until Fri 1 May 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Display

    Heroes and Heroines | The Victorian Age

    Portrait

    Until Sun 31 May 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Display

    The Remaking of Scotland | Nation, Migration, Globalisation 1760-1860

    Portrait

    Until Sun 21 Jun 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

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Guided tours and workshops

Guided tours and workshops

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Friends go free

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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.