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Introducing Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour

Watercolour of Holyrood park looking towards the Palace of Holyroodhouse with Edinburgh in the background
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The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
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  • The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
    The event will be streamed live from The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • Tuesday, 18 May 2021
  • 19:00 - 20:00 GMT
  • £5.00
  • This is a digital lecture facilitated by Zoom. Your link to access this digital event will be sent the day before the event. Booking essential.

    Please note your ticket is for the device on which you watch the event regardless of the number of people watching on that device (for example, if two people are watching from the same device in the same room, you only need one ticket).


Join us for a digital event brought to you live from The Queen’s Gallery, Edinburgh. Surrounded by our new exhibition Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour, exhibition curator Carly Collier will introduce the ways in which these watercolours allow us to explore in extraordinary detail both personal and public aspects of the royal couple’s lives.

Originally in Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s own collection, these watercolours capture family events, precious time spent here at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and at Balmoral, their extensive travels throughout Britain and Ireland, close ties with France and Germany, and some of the most spectacular events of Victoria’s early reign. This in-conversation event will also explore Victoria and Albert’s significant shared love of art - and of course, their love of Scotland.

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Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour

The watercolours collected by Victoria and Albert documented their lives, private and official, together

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