Great exhibitions most free. A good way to spend a restful day especially if the weather is inclement
I hadn't visited the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for many years and it was very different from what I had remembered. The collections were spaced out and tastefully arranged to give the visitor an idea of the history behind the paintings as well as position in Scottish history. The galleries were arranged in interesting way and there was loads to... More
Well laid out galleries with lots of beautiful paintings. The Reverend ice skating looks so fresh it might just have been completed!
The newly renovated building is a pleasure and the portraits well displayed. Interesting journey through Scotland's history via the personalities on the walls.
A good selection of amazing paintings and scultures. Free entry, and I learnt something new. How could it be anything but excellent. This staff were also lovely.
We went to look at the special photographic display. Beautifully laid out interesting and thought-provoking. Make sure you have a look at the central hallway which is decorated over several floors with beautiful murals of Scottish characters and events. The glass lift is also worth a quick look.
Very spacious . Offers multiple places to sit and contemplate beautiful paintings. A little hard to find though located in the very center of the town on the Queen street.
Beautiful building and good exhibition which also entertained an 11 year old. Particularly enjoyed the Scottish comedy pictures and photographs. Well laid out and some of the paintings are fabulous. A good way to pass a couple of hours.
The staff was extremely helpful! We wanted to see specific paintings and the docents gave us excellent directions and commentary regarding the works for which we had come. We especially enjoyed gallery 7, where portraits of people important to the Scottish Enlightment were housed.
The building itself is worth a visit, and the gallery is small enough to see all the exhibits is a couple of hours - great for anyone interested in Scotland's history. There was also an exhibition featuring recent Scottish 'luminaries' including Ronnie Corbett and Stanley Baxter!
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