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What makes a ‘Masterpiece’?

A Courtyard in Delft at Evening: a Woman spinning
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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.

  • The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
    This event takes place in Abbey Strand.
  • Friday, 27 May 2022
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • £5.00
  • Booking essential

Join exhibition curator Isabella Manning for an introduction to Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace. Explore some of the greatest paintings in the Royal Collection, and ask what makes them masterpieces.

Please note this lecture does not include access to The Queen's Gallery. If you would like to visit the Masterpiecies from Buckingham Palace exhibition you can find more information here

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