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Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Ranked #25 of 416 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 19 July 2014

Brilliant place to see the old masters. Like to pop in when through in Edinburgh. We have started to introduce our granddaughter and she was fascinated.

Thank Sandra F
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

nice spacious building - very clean and polite informative staff
we only went in as it was raining and I'm not a fan but if you are then fab
didn't view photography exhibition as you had to pay

Thank sararuss
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

gorgeous. Came across this by accident, was a really great find. Incredibly beautiful inside and the current exhibition was fantastic

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Lovely Gallery and small enough look at everything in an afternoon. I was really fortunate to view the brilliant paintings of John Byrne.

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We only had an hour to spare, but covered the major works on the ground floor. It is very well set out and the presentation of the pictures could not be better. Must visit again with longer to look.

Thank Paul H
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