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Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace

Pallas Athene by Parmigianino
Pallas Athene by Parmigianino ©

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Friday, 25 Mar 2022 - Monday, 31 Oct 2022)

A chance to enjoy some of the greatest paintings from the Royal Collection, with works by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens and Artemisia removed from the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace and temporarily displayed at The Queen’s Gallery, Edinburgh. This wonderful show gives visitors a rare opportunity to get close to these masterpieces and find out why the newspapers are calling it:

Pure magic ★★★★★
— The Scotsman

An unmissable event
— The Guardian

One of the world’s most spectacular collections
— The Times

Explore the Exhibition

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)

Shop the Exhibition

An exclusive new selection of products launched for the Masterpieces exhibition, inspired by the finest works in the Royal Collection. See the full range.

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 exhibition paintings

Canaletto's Venice Jigsaw Puzzle

100-piece jigsaw puzzle of Canaletto's Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day

What's On

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

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

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Queen’s Gallery is a 20 minute walk from the stop.

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.