Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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  • Address: 1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD, United Kingdom, EH2 1JD
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1316246200
  • Fax: +44-01313177202
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Memorial, Family And Kids, Photo Gallery, Landmarks, Buildings And Structures

As the name suggest, Scottish National Portrait Gallery deals with many antique pictures and portraits of Scotland. The antique building of the museum dates us back to Gothic architecture with large windows and huge doors. The statues of David Hume and Adam Smith are found at the wall of the big building.

The Gallery houses more than 30 thousand portraits drawn at different period of time. There are portraits of Adrian Vanson, Mary Queen, George Jemesone, James Hepburne and many more famous personalities. One can round off one’s trip to the Portrait Gallery with a visit to the nearby cafe which serves a delicious menu of fresh dishes and classic recipes. Most of the portraits are oil paintings of high quality which still remains with less damage. The portraits are drawn between 17th and 19th centuries just after the Renaissance when the European Art had been elevated to an extreme point by renowned painters. The government of Scotland has the responsibility for maintaining the gallery. The environment is healthy with lush green vegetation all around the gallery.

  • The building is extremely impressive and is a sight to behold by itself.

  • Closed on Occasion.

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  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery Address: 1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD, United Kingdom, EH2 1JD
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery Contact Number: +44-1316246200
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Scottish National Portrait Gallery(preferred time): 10:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Scottish National Portrait Gallery: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 27.33% of people who visit Edinburgh include Scottish National Portrait Gallery in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Scottish National Portrait Gallery visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

55.49% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Scottish National Portrait Gallery

People normally club together Scottish National Gallery and The Nelson Monument while planning their visit to Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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  • I visited this pplace over 5 years ago and was glad to return. It has the best gallery staff I have encountered anywhere. They are welcoming, friendly and helpful and add to the visitor's experience (in stark contrast, I might add, to those at the National Gallery of Scotland). The collection is impressive and well displayed. I especially enjoyed the third floor, perhaps because of my interest in history. One painting captured my attention far above all others however. It is exceptionally powerful and brilliant art. It is titled Three Oncologists by Ken Currie. I think Currie has captured quite a lot in this. This is a gallery I will revisit and I definitely won't leave it for five years.

  • Free entrance to a lovely, huge collection of paintings from Scotland and beyond. Beautiful building, both on the inside and on the outside. The staff is also very polite. You can’t miss it! There are also temporary exhibitions, which are well curated and usually breathtaking. I simply love this place, it’s something you should definitely visit if you come to Edinburgh.

  • Went to the Gallery to meet friends and have afternoon tea. The staff were very polite and attentive and afternoon tea wonderful with a good quantity of food for all four of us plus tea and coffee offered during the whole time we were there. I would certainly recommend the Gallery's cafe as very good and a value for money.

  • Intriguing and eclectic architecture houses a fine gallery for a short or long visit. Try the library where the life and death masks of the famous and murderous reside. Ever wondered what Burke and Hare actually looked like? They are here with life masks. The book collection is stunning and the art a delight. Also a great place for lunch if you have time to spare (watching the clientele as well as the portraits is half the fun!)

  • Got off the airport to Edinburgh tram at the last stop in the city and saw an interesting building. Walked over for a closer look and found it to be the National Portrait Gallery. It was free entry so in we popped and was totally surprised by the content and beauty inside. There is also a wonderful cafe and gift shop inside. Highly recommend a visit!

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