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1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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Explore the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in one of Edinburgh most remarkable buildings

Built in the 1880s, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh is a visual history of Scotland from the 16th century to the present day. This story is told through portraits of the people who shaped it and were connected with it, from royals and rebels and heroes and villains to poets and philosophers, including Mary Queen of Scots, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns. Look out for works by great artists such as Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Rodin which are all displayed in the gallery. The National Photography Collection is housed here and includes works by Hill and Adamson, the Scottish pioneers of photography.

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Top Ten Art Galleries in Scotland by Ian Sclater

"The Scottish National Portrait Gallery reopened in late 2011 after an extensive revamp which added 60 per cent more space and a new photography gallery. The impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs captures seven centuries of the great and the good in Scotland, from a pious-looking Mary, Queen of Scots to an action shot of football great Kenny Dalglish."

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Information on Scottish National Portrait Gallery , 1 Queen Street , Edinburgh

Opening Times: All year, Daily 10:00-17:00, Closed 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan.
Admission: Free to permanent collection, admission charges for special exhibitions.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: Just 5 minutes walk from Princes Street (Eastend) and 1 minute walk from central bus station in St Andrew Square.
Facilities: Café, Full disabled access, Parking in Pay & Display City Centre car parks only, Shop
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