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Counted | Scotland's Census 2022

On now until Sun 25 Sep 2022

Open daily, 10am-5pm

Admission free | Advance booking recommended


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This exhibition is about celebrating who we are. What do we have in common, and what makes us unique?

In the year of Scotland’s Census we are exploring who lives in Scotland today, who came before us and who will come after us.

Inspired by the questions asked in the census, Counted: Scotland’s Census 2022 considers the complex notion of identity. How is this shaped by our religion, occupation, health, ethnicity?

New acquisitions by photographers working in Scotland today including Kieran Dodds, Arpita Shah and Danny North are presented alongside nineteenth century photographs by Thomas Annan and Hill & Adamson - offering comparisons between past and present generations of Scots.

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  • Wheelchair access

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  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Accessible toilets for gallery visitors
  • Toilets for gallery visitors
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Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.

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  • Open daily, 10am-5pm<br> Booking recommended
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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