Portrait Gallery Autism Friendly Art

Heather Lucchesi, our Art Club Teacher, has developed three early opening Autism Friendly Art sessions along with Anna Murray at the National Galleries and Anna is now taking bookings.
It’s all about getting away from the bustle and overload of Christmas for a relaxing time where people understand your needs.

Autism-friendly events at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for children aged up to 12 years and their families/carers

Join us for early openings this December, 9-10am.

Sunday 2 December

Saturday 8 December

Saturday 15 December


We will provide:

  • A quiet space to settle in and return to
  • Handling materials
  • A visit to our Planes, Trains and Automobiles photography exhibition
  • Sensory creative activities
  • Experienced, welcoming guide


All children must be accompanied by adult.

Numbers limited; booking essential.

Email: amurray@nationalgalleries.org

Telephone: 0131 624 6428

For information on how to get here plus access and facilities information, please visit
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