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Gold at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
Gold at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
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    Daily (Friday 7 Nov 2014 - Sunday 22 Feb 2015)

The beauty and symbolism of gold, from the Early Bronze Age to the 20th century, is celebrated through 50 items drawn from across the entire breadth of the Royal Collection.

Gold explores the distinctive qualities that make this rare and precious metal an enduring expression of the highest status, both earthly and divine.  

Among the most striking examples in the exhibition are the Rillaton Cup, from a Bronze Age burial around 1700–1500 BC, a gold crown from Ecuador that pre-dates the Inca invasion, and an 18th-century tiger's head in gold and rock crystal from the throne of Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in India.

This exhibition will move to The Queen's Gallery, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh on March 2015.

Exhibition Highlights

    The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.