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The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is an art museum in Edinburgh housed in a red sandstone Gothic revival building that was built between 1885 and 1890, designed by Robert Rowand Anderson. The museum holds the national collections of portraits and the Scottish National Photography Collection. The totoal collections consists of around 3,000 paintings and sculptures, 25,000 prints and drawings and 38,000 photographs, beginning in the Renaissance.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street
EH2 1JO Edinburgh

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Art & Design



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Open daily, 10am-5pm. Thursdays until 7pm.

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  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible


1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland



The Remaking of Scotland | Nation, Migration, Globalisation 1760 - 1860

The Remaking of Scotland | Nation, Migration, Globalisation 1760 - 1860

Between 1760 and 1860, Scotland’s place in the world was dramatically remade. From a longstanding position at the periphery, Scotland rapidly attained a central role in European cultural life and in B...

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