The Queen's Gallery

The Queen's Gallery
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
  • Telephone 0303 123 7306
  • Opening times 1 Nov–31 Mar 9.30am–4.30pm; 1 Apr–31 Oct 9.30am–6pm.
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The Queen's Gallery

credit: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019. Photographer: Peter Smith

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, sculptures, 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.

Events at this venue

There are 2 events at this location

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Eastern Encounters: Four Centuries of Paintings and Manuscripts from the Indian Subcontinent

A rich exhibition featuring mixed media works exploring the culture of the Indian subcontinent.

Fri 3 Apr

£7.80 (£3.90–£7) / 0303 123 7306

Sat 4 Apr

£7.80 (£3.90–£7) / 0303 123 7306

Sun 5 Apr

£7.80 (£3.90–£7) / 0303 123 7306

…and 161 more dates until 13 Sep

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Exhibition in celebration of the life and work of the great artist and scientist, showcasing drawings that span the breadth of Da Vinci's interests.

Sun 26 Jan

Included in admission / 0303 123 7306

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Mon 27 Jan

Included in admission / 0303 123 7306

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Tue 28 Jan

Included in admission / 0303 123 7306

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 47 more dates until 15 Mar

Reviews & features

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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