Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is one of Edinburgh’s most remarkable buildings – a great red sandstone neo-gothic palace which sits proudly on the city’s skyline. Following a dramatic three-year refurbishment, completed in December 2011, the Gallery now offers 17 new displays. Each of these explores different aspects of the story of Scotland and her people, told through a wealth of imagery including portraits of famous historical figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots, Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Robert Burns, through to more recent pioneers in science, sport and the arts.

Getting there

Edinburgh is very compact, which makes it ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle. See below for information about getting to the venue. If you are looking for general advice on travelling within and to Edinburgh, visit our dedicated page packed with useful tips and information.

Walk Cycle Find out about walking routes and cycling paths, bike security and bike parking options
Bus Bus stop (North St David Street): 10, 11, 12, 16, 26, 44
Tram Tram stop at York Place
Drive Go green and try car-sharing to save costs and our planet - see goCarShare and TripshareEdinburgh
Parking Pay and display parking on St Andrew Square and Dublin Street
Parking Q-Park: Omni Centre (9 disabled bays)
Train Waverley Station 0.4 miles

Venue accessibility

Lift Lift to all levels
Level access Ramped access to the main entrance
Wheelchair Wheelchair spaces are located at the front of the Great Hall
Accessible toilet Accessible toilet on ground floor, adjacent to the Great Hall
Loop system No loop system
Assistance animal Assistance dogs are welcome and can be looked after by venue staff

Safety & Security

Make sure you arrive at venues in plenty of time as latecomers may not be admitted.

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the upmost importance to us. Please note that bags may be subject to security searches and you should not bring bags larger than 30cm x 30cm x 15cm to our venues. If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to the International Festival, please do let a member of the team know. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Further information

Telephone +44(0)131 624 6490
Website Venue's website