Scottish National Portrait Gallery

In a nutshell

The world's first public portrait gallery now displays portraits covering 600 years of influential Scots in a building fit for the 21st century.


1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

Contact details

Tel: 0131 624 6200

Activity type

Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, Schools and Groups, Teenagers

Price guide


Scottish National Portrait Gallery details...

Come face to face with the people who have shaped modern Scotland. Scotland’s National Portrait Gallery is conveniently placed in the heart of the New Town.

The first purpose-built portrait gallery in the world to open to the public, it has welcomed visitors since 1889.

There are over 30,000 works of art, including sculpture, dating from the renaissance period to the modern day.

The National Portrait Gallery is also home to the Scottish National Photography Collection, which currently numbers over 40,000 items.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery reviews...

0 reviews

Get your local Vouchers, Competitions & Events news first with our free newsletter!

Go back