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Descriptive tour and workshop consisting of a 90 minute tour in the morning, followed by a lunch break and a 2.5 hour practical workshop in the afternoon. Guides, chairs and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Free but booking essential. To book a free place contact the National Galleries Information Desk on 0131 624 6560 or email informationdesk@nationalgalleries.org

The second in a series of thematic photography exhibitions, this display documents the experience and representation of childhood to coincide with Scotland’s Year of the Young Person 2018. Using photographs from the permanent collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, When We Were Young explores not only how the experience of childhood has changed over the years, but also how the portrayal of children has shifted too. Featuring daguerreotypes from the 1840s to digital prints from 2017, the exhibition is sure to delight visitors young and old.

Venue discount information
Admission is free. A charge may be made for special exhibitions.
Exhibition run
On now until 13 May 2018

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The galleries offer a monthly artist led tours and practical workshops. The programme offers a descriptive tour of an exhibition with an artist led tour in the afternoon.

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National Galleries of Scotland
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0131 624 6560
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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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0131 624 6200
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communities@nationalgalleries.org or call 0131 624 6560

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