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|Scottish National Portrait Gallery|
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson as a shrine for Scotland’s heroes and heroines. It opened to the public in 1889 as the world’s first purpose-built portrait gallery.
You will embark on a fascinating 45-minute tour of the gallery with a guide after a short introductory welcome. The Gallery’s collection is an exceptional national resource of over 30,000 fascinating images incorporating a rich variety of media and including many internationally outstanding works of art. The portraits depict the men and women whose lives and achievements helped shape Scotland and the wider world.
The Gallery is also home to the NGS’s outstanding collection of photographs which includes around 6,000 works by the early Scottish pioneers of the medium, Robert Adamson and David Octavius Hill as well as new works by leading-edge contemporary photographers.
This tour will start/finish at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Tour departs on foot at 10.00 (11 minute walk to the gallery)
50 - 60 minute tour commencing at 10.30
11 minute return walk to Hotel
Tour finishes at approx. 12.00
Minimum participants: 15
Maximum participants: 20