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Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

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Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

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Portrait – National Galleries of Scotland

1 Queen St,, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD. West Lothian


Extra Details

A neo-Gothic palace dedicated to Scottish history, this gallery is a hidden gem right at the heart of Edinburgh. Find stories in the art, about the land and its people, through changing displays and exhibitions.

Workshops or self-led visits: Their workshops include a tour of current displays and help learners of all ages develop their creativity skills, while a self-guided visit lets you do your own thing at your own pace, or with the support of our online learning resources.

Cost: Free entry to all exhibitions including ticketed exhibitions if booked 2 weeks in advance. Workshops cost £100 for up to 33 pupils.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 12.13MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 12.13MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details



1 Queen St,, Edinburgh
EH2 1JD. West Lothian

Opening Hours

Mon-Friday 10am-5pm