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.
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
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)
27 July - 5 August 2015
25-26 December 2015
By road: Public car park situated alongside the Palace
Address: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, EH8 8DX
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.