The Queen's Gallery - Palace Of Holyroodhouse

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Palace Of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

    Built in the shell of the former Holyrood Free Church and Duchess of Gordon's School, the Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse showcases a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.

    At The Queen's Gallery, visitors can marvel at delicate works of art from the Royal Collection, some of which will be shown in Scotland for the very first time.
    Experience the Gallery on its own or with a great value combined ticket to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

    Current exhibition:
     
    Gold
    Friday, 27 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.

    Forthcoming exhibition:

    Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent
    Thursday, 6 August 2015 to Sunday, 7 February 2016

    This is the first ever exhibition devoted to Scottish art in the Royal Collection and brings together paintings, drawings and miniatures collected by monarchs from George III to Queen Victoria.

    It includes the work of painters who were born in Scotland and travelled abroad, such as Allan Ramsay and Sir David Wilkie, and of those whose inspiration remained firmly rooted in their native land, such as Alexander Nasmyth and James Giles.

    In particular, the exhibition highlights the importance and influence of artists whose work was shaped by the ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment

    Opening times:

    The Queen's Gallery is open daily.
    1 April to 31 October
    09:30-18:00 (last admission 17:00)
    1 November to 31 March
    09:30-16:30 (last admission 15:30)
    The Queen's Gallery is closed: 
    27 July - 5 August 2015
    25 - 26 December 2015
    Admission prices:

    The Queen’s Gallery
    (includes an audio tour)
    Adult £6.60
    Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £6.00
    Under 17 £3.30
    Under 5 Free
    Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £16.50
    Combined Visit: Palace and Gallery
    (includes an audio tour)
    Adult £16.40
    Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £15.00
    Under 17 £9.30
    Under 5 Free
    Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £42.10

    Visitors with disabilities:
    Detailed access information is available here: The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh Access Information

    The Queen's Gallery is fully accessible.  If you have any additional questions please contact our Specialist Sales team on specialistsales@royalcollection.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7766 7324.

    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.  
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    15 Mar 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    April to October 2015
    Open daily 09:30-18:00
    (last admission 17:00)

    November 2015 to March 2016
    Open daily 09:30-16:30
    (last admission 15:30)

    Gallery Closures:
    27 July - 5 August 2015
    25-26 December 2015

    Catering

    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Shop

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Hearing Loop
    • Level Access

    Location

    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome

    Road Directions

    By road: Public car park situated alongside the Palace

    Address: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, EH8 8DX
     

    Public Transport Directions

     

    The Queen's Gallery, Palace Of Holyroodhouse - Getting There:

    By train: Edinburgh Waverley. The Palace is a 15-minute walk from the station.

    By coach: Open-top tour buses stop nearby. Coach parking is provided free of charge.

    By bus: Number 35 and 36 stop near the Palace. 

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