The Scottish National Portrait (SPNG) gallery re-opened to the public in December 2011 after an extensive refurbishment. As part of National Galleries Scotland, there is an extensive programme of activities for families, sleepovers and self-directed trails as well as these bespoke activities around portraiture:


Portrait Detectives (Ages 4-12)
Become a Portrait Detective for the afternoon! Join Detectives Raeburn and Rothko as they attempt to keep order amongst the rogues and vagabonds in our portraits! Simply collect a detective kit, don your deerstalker and follow clues to solve a mystery from history.


Meet the Ancestors (Ages 4-12)
Who knows who you’ll bump into at the Portrait Gallery! Every month there will be a magical storytelling session or an exciting drama session to help bring our portraits and their stories to life.


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