Search results

Start typing

Gold at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
This exhibition is in the past. View our current exhibitions.

Explore the Exhibition

Since it was first worked into decorative forms about 5000 years ago, gold has inspired and appealed to artists around the world. The rarity and incorruptibility of gold – as it does not tarnish – ensure that it has always been associated with the highest status, both earthly and divine. The versatile nature of gold allows it to be used in a wide variety of ways: beaten into thin leaves which can be applied to furniture or to the pages of illuminated manuscripts, or cast and shaped into cups, boxes and other precious vessels. This exhibition brings together items from across the Royal Collection to celebrate the symbolic nature and many uses of gold.

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.