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Exhibition

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace

Detail of Agatha Bas's head, facing the viewer

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

  • Next event: Friday, 25 Mar 2022
    Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Friday, 25 Mar 2022 - Sunday, 25 Sep 2022)
  • Adult £8.50
    Young Person (18-24) £5.50
    Child (5-17) / Disabled £4.50
    Under 5 Free
  • Please see our FAQs. for more details on our Covid-secure procedures in place.
  • Adults, Children / Families, Groups (15+ people)
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A chance to view some of the greatest works from the Royal Collection, with works by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens and Artemisia Gentileschi removed from the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace in this wonderful show. An unmissable chance to get up close with great works of art.

Exhibition Preview

Andrea del Sarto (Florence 1486-Florence 1530)

Portrait of a Woman in Yellow

Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593-Naples 1652)

Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura)

Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606-Amsterdam 1669)

Agatha Bas (1611-1658)

Products from our shop

An exclusive new range launched to coincide with the exhibition, inspired by some of the finest works in the Royal Collection

Masterpieces acrylic paint set

A set of 12 paints in an attractive gift tin

Masterpieces playing cards

Playing cards featuring the design of de Hooch's 'Cardplayers in a sunlit room'

Masterpieces dogs magnet set

Delightful set of glass magnets depicting dogs that feature in the Masterpieces exhibition

Masterpieces jigsaw puzzle

100 piece jigsaw puzzle of Canaletto's 'The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day' c. 1733-4

Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the Palace at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more details.

Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first-come first-serve basis.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Queen's Gallery is a 15 minute walk from the station.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Queen’s Gallery is a 20 minute walk from the station. Visit Edinburgh Trams for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 6 and 35 stop near the Gallery.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Limited free coach parking is available adjacent to the Palace. Alternative pay-and-display coach parking is available on nearby Regent Road.

By bike

A free-to-use public bicycle rack is located opposite the Scottish Parliament. Cycle hire stations are available nearby on both Holyrood Road and Abbeyhill, within a 5 minute walk of the Palace and The Queen’s Gallery. Visit Edinburgh Cycle Hire for details.