The Queen's Gallery

The Queen's Gallery
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
  • Telephone 0131 556 5100
  • Seasonal times 1 Apr–31 Oct: daily 9.30am–6pm; 1 Nov–31 Mar: daily 9.30am–4.30pm
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  • Website www.royalcollection.org.uk
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Housed in the former Holyrood Free Church and Douglas Gordon’s School, between the Palace of Holyrood House and the Scottish Parliament building, the Queen’s Gallery was opened in 2002 as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations. It is designed to show even the most delicate works of art from the Royal Collection in a programme of changing exhibitions. And it has the great advantage of being able to display the artwork in exactly the kind of historic surroundings for which it was originally intended. Depending on the exhibition, visitors can see paintings, drawings, watercolours, furniture, ceramics, clocks, silver, sculpture, jewellery, books, manuscripts, prints and maps, arms and armour, fans, and textiles that have been selected by monarchs over the past 500 years. Much of the merchandise in the gallery shop is designed exclusively for the Royal Collection.

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Palace of Holyroodhouse & Shadows of War

Double up on culture and combine a visit to see Shadows of War at The Queen's Gallery with a visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Fri 18 Aug

Adult £17.50, Over 60 / Student (with valid ID) £16.00, Under 17 / Disabled £10.00, Under 5 Free, Family £45.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 0131 556 5100

Sat 19 Aug

Adult £17.50, Over 60 / Student (with valid ID) £16.00, Under 17 / Disabled £10.00, Under 5 Free, Family £45.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 0131 556 5100

Sun 20 Aug

Adult £17.50, Over 60 / Student (with valid ID) £16.00, Under 17 / Disabled £10.00, Under 5 Free, Family £45.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 0131 556 5100

…and 98 more dates until 26 Nov

Roger Fenton: first war photographer

Join Sophie Gordon, Shadows of War curator, as she discusses Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimean War, taken in 1855. The lecture will look at the commercial motivations behind Fenton's work and the public display of the photographs across Britain in 1855-6. It will also highlight the emotional content of this…

Thu 5 Oct

Free with Gallery ticket or Gallery 1-Year Pass. 1-Year Pass eligible. / 0131 556 5100

Shadows of War: Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855

  • 3 stars

The Crimean War was one of the most disastrously ill-conceived conflicts ever undertaken, combining as it did its major players' boneheaded pursuit of imperial prestige, with all the efficiencies of modern technology. It was one of the first wars to be given extensive photographic documentation, and Roger Fenton was one…

Fri 18 Aug

Adult £6.30, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £5.70, Under 17/ Disabled £3.20, Under 5 Free / 0131 556 5100

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Sat 19 Aug

Adult £6.30, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £5.70, Under 17/ Disabled £3.20, Under 5 Free / 0131 556 5100

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Sun 20 Aug

Adult £6.30, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £5.70, Under 17/ Disabled £3.20, Under 5 Free / 0131 556 5100

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

…and 98 more dates until 26 Nov

Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India 1875-6

In October 1875, the Prince of Wales set off on a four-month tour of the Indian Subcontinent, visiting over 21 localities, which today encompass India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal. Developed in collaboration with Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, Splendours of the Subcontinent…

Fri 15 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 5100

Sat 16 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 5100

Sun 17 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 5100

…and 117 more dates until 15 Apr 2018

Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India 1875-6: The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

In October 1875, the Prince of Wales set off on a four-month tour of the Indian Subcontinent, visiting over 21 localities, which today encompass India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal. Developed in collaboration with Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, Splendours of the Subcontinent…

Fri 15 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 5100

Sat 16 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 5100

Sun 17 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 5100

…and 117 more dates until 15 Apr 2018

Women in the Crimea: Short talk

Louise Pearson, Photographic Collections Curator, National Library of Scotland, examines the roles played by high-profile women such as Queen Victoria and Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War, as well as those working in the Crimea as domestic help or travelling with their husbands.

Thu 26 Oct

Free with exhibition ticket or Gallery 1-Year Pass. No booking required. / 0131 556 5100

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The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography

4 Dec 20094 stars

Bringing together photography from both Scott’s South Pole expedition (1910–1913) and Shackleton’s later attempt to cross Antarctica on foot (1914–16), The Heart of the Great Alone is more than a collection of images – it is a narrative journey and an…

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