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Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Ranked #25 of 422 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings and explore a fascinating overview of Scotland past and present though a wealth of imagery encompassing painting, photography, sculpture and film. Meet the people who have helped shape the nation’s identity at home and abroad from Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert Burns, through to more recent pioneers in science, sport and the arts.. See this outstanding national Collection in its newly refurbished 19th century home, from the suite of grand, top-lit galleries to smaller, intimate rooms, and discover the new Photography Gallery and the atmospheric Victorian Library. Round off your trip to the Portrait Gallery with a visit to our new café. Serving a delicious menu of fresh dishes and classic recipes, our team are passionate about sourcing the very best local ingredients and seasonal produce. A great place for lunch or even just a coffee break, our family-friendly venue is one of the best cafes in Edinburgh. Admission is free. Charges may apply for special exhibitions.
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Nothing to dislike, pleasant gallery, paintings hung very nicely and variety of works, nice way to meander an hour or two,

Thank Linda P
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

My husband wanted to see what improvements had been made and we were not disappointed. Helpful staff plenty of space for a wheelchair and large lift, also a good restaurant.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

found the Gallery while walking around edinburgh it gave you an insight into scotlands history via art well worth a visit

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

friendly helpful staff, some great scottish painters that you dont hear enough about, quite an intimate gallery and easy to get around

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

I went here after the National Gallery which is next door, and have reviewed it with the National Gallery. If you have time for just one gallery this is an oasis of calm full of interesting people hanging on the walls. Especially haunting were the early photos of 1860s Glasgow, people living in very poor circumstances indeed.

Thank Vernonne
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