The Queen's Gallery
- Telephone 0131 556 5100
- Seasonal times 1 Apr–31 Oct: daily 9.30am–6pm; 1 Nov–31 Mar: daily 9.30am–4.30pm
- Website www.royalcollection.org.uk
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.
There are 3 events at this location
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Jacopo Cennini: a Celebrated Gardener
Curator Vanessa Remington talks about a portrait of a gardener by Francaibigio.
Whether a sacred sanctuary, a place for scientific study, a haven for the solitary thinker or a space for pure enjoyment and delight, gardens are where man and nature meet. Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden reveals the way in which gardens have been celebrated in art across four centuries. Bringing together…
Tue 25 Oct
Wed 26 Oct
Thu 27 Oct
The Vincennes Sunflower Clock
Conservator David Wheeler talks about the restoration of this 18th century porcelain clock.
Reviews & features
The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography4 Dec 2009
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…