Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Currently Closed
  • 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

Scottish National Portrait Gallery - Review

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.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery Information

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

Scottish National Portrait Gallery Hours

  • Closed on Occasion.

How To reach Scottish National Portrait Gallery by Public Transport

  • Queen St

Restaurants Near Scottish National Portrait Gallery

  • The Square
  • 9 Cellars Restaurant & Bar
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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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  • Website: http://www.nationalgalleries.org/portrait
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  • 27.44% 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

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

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh Reviews

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  • Beautiful building. Every visitor to Edinburgh should visit. I work in the city and visit the cafe regularly. Lovely fresh sandwiches, salads, quiches and can't recommend the lentil soup highly enough. Just remember to leave room for a delicious tasty cake!

  • Fabulous , superb collection, excellent displays and great narrative. If you don't visit you will only be depriving yourself of a very warming experience. Free addition. Good place to take friends and family for nice museum wonder ;)

  • A very pleasant place to spend a few hours and, for those who like to use stairs bit don't want to strain their joints (like me!) the stairs are about the easiest I have encountered anywhere! Good cafe also.

  • Proper gothic building, beautiful interiors and galleried landing. Incredible collection, so varied from 21st century photographs to Tudor royals, with everything inbetween. A lot of care has gone into curating of this collection, and it shows. Charming, friendly and welcoming staff, especially the lady right at the front door - beautiful shop and nice cafe.

  • This is a lovely gallery/museum that is well managed and contains excellent works. I was very pleased to find many female artists represented as well. The staff is knowledgable and the plaquards are very informative. I'll be back as soon as I can visit Edinburgh again.

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