The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat. This fine palace is closely associated with Scotland's rich history.
At the Palace of Holyroodhouse, visitors can explore 14 magnificent historic and State Apartments, the romantic ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood Abbey and remarkable royal gardens, all with a complimentary audio tour. Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short reign. Today, the State Apartments are used regularly by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining.
The Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.
"GOLD" at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
Friday, 26 March 2015 to Sunday, 26 July 2015
Through over 60 items drawn from across the entire breadth of the Royal Collection, and from the Early Bronze Age to the 20th century, Gold explores the qualities that make this rare and precious metal an enduring expression of the highest status, both earthly and divine.
This exhibition give a glimpse into the myriad uses of gold, from sacred to ornamental, and includes a series of film installations showing the meticulous working of gold by a bookbinder, furniture gilder and jewellery maker.
Palace Opening times:
November - March 09:30-16:30
(last admission 15:15)
April - October 09:30-18:00
(last admission 16:30)
Upcoming Palace Closures:
23 September 2015
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
(includes an audio tour)
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £10.60
Under 17 £7.00
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £30.20
Combined Visit: Palace and Gallery
(includes audio tours)
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £14.50
Under 17 £9.00
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £41.00
Visitors with disabilities:
Detailed access information is available here: The Palace of Holyroodhouse Access Information
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When possible, the Palace and The Queen’s Gallery will also offer parking for visitors with disabilities. To enquire about parking, please telephone 0131 524 1120.