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Prince Philip: A Celebration

Prince Philip raises his top hat to acknowledge a crowd

Palace of Holyroodhouse

  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Friday, 23 Jul 2021 - Sunday, 28 Nov 2021)

This summer, the Palace of Holyroodhouse hosts a special display to commemorate the remarkable life and legacy of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Britain’s longest-serving consort.

Themes explored in Prince Philip: A Celebration include The Prince’s early life and naval career, his role as consort and his support for the sovereign at home and abroad. The displays will also focus on His Royal Highness’s wide-ranging patronages and associations, including sport, science and industry, conservation and the environment, art and collecting, and encouraging younger generations.

Selected highlight objects from the exhibition:

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021)

Midshipman's log

Garrard & Co. Ltd: 112 Regent Street, London W 1

Silver model of HMY Britannia

Sir Hugh Casson (1910-99)

HMY Britannia: after sun lounge

Sir Hugh Casson (1910-99)

HMY Britannia: dining room

Items from our shop

To coincide with this special exhibition, Royal Collection Trust have introduced a magnificent collection inspired by His Royal Highness's wide-ranging patronages, associations and interest

The Duke of Edinburgh leather bookmark

A genuine leather bookmark delicately stitched and finished with the gold monogram belonging to Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh ginger marmalade

A perfect accompaniment for picnics, a personal pastime of the Duke

The Duke of Edinburgh bottle of ale

A traditional English bitter brewed using water from the Hampshire chalk hills

The Duke of Edinburgh coffee mug

A fine bone English china commemorative mug featuring The Duke's personal Cypher and Coronet

Prince Philip raises his top hat to acknowledge a crowd

A souvenir publication celebrates the remarkable 99-year life of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Britain’s longest serving consort.

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Map & directions

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 Palace 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 Palace is a 20 minute walk from the stop.

Visit Edinburgh Trams for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Bus number 35 stops near the Palace.  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.