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The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace

See changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection, featuring old master paintings, rare furniture, decorative arts and images from the vast photograph collection.

Please see our FAQs for more details on our Covid-secure procedures in place.

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  The Queen's Gallery
Adult £8.50
Young Person (18-24) £5.50
Child (5-17) / Disabled £4.50
Under 5 Free
Groups (15 people or more) View group prices
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Family Offer

Families visiting The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse can save up to £7.00 when booking with us direct.

The family discount is automatically applied at checkout to bookings of at least 1 adult and 2 children, up to 2 adults and 4 children.


Your ticket includes a multimedia tour.


Enjoy free re-admission for a year by asking us to treat your ticket purchase as a donation.
At the end of your visit, ask a Warden to stamp your ticket to convert it into a 1- Year Pass.
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Opening times

The Queen's Gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays except for July and August, when it is open 7 days a week. 

  Opening time Last admission Closing time
1 November - 31 March 09:30 15:30 16:30
1 April - 31 October 09:30 17:00 18:00



  • 29 April 2022 Gallery closed from 16:00. Last admission 14:30. 
  • 2 July 2022

Practical information

 Please see our FAQs for more details on our Covid-secure procedures.

  • The safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff are our priority. To allow everyone to enjoy their visit while maintaining social distancing we are operating with reduced visitor capacity. For more information about safety measures during COVID-19, and the changes to your visit, see our Practical Information page.
  • You can visit The Queen's Gallery at your leisure using the complimentary multimedia guide, which lasts approximately 1 hour.
  • Visitors and their belongings may be subject to security checks. Read more about security & luggage.
  • You can take photographs in the Gallery. Read about photography, filming & mobile phones.
  • Eating and drinking aren't allowed inside the Gallery, however refreshments are available at the Café at the Palace.
  • Toilets and baby-care facilities are located in the Café at the Palace.
  • For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the Palace. They need to be checked in at the entrance and collected at the end of your visit. Read more about visiting with children.

More practical information 

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.

Current exhibition

Current exhibition

Until 25 September 2022

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★★★★★ ‘Pure magic’ - The Scotsman 
‘Spectacular’ - The Times
‘The Rembrandts alone would make this an unmissable event’ - The Guardian

Our must-see exhibition gives you the chance to get up close with some of the greatest paintings in the Royal Collection and decide for yourself, what makes a ‘masterpiece’? 

The exhibition features the largest number of Rembrandts on display together in Scotland and world-renowned paintings by Van Dyck, Rubens and Artemisia Gentileschi.

Exhibition Highlights

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)

What's on

Explore Edinburgh's royal palace

Combine your visit to The Queen's Gallery with a trip to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to explore Mary, Queen of Scots' historic chambers.

Add both tickets to your basket during checkout and receive a 10% discount.

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Shopping and eating

The Gallery shop

Our shop offers a wide range of exclusive gifts inspired by the royal palaces and the works of art in the Royal Collection.

Café at the Palace

The Café at the Palace offers simple, home-made dishes from fresh, locally-sourced produce.


Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. We offer a range of interactive workshops, tours, learning activities and resources for nursery, primary and secondary pupils. Our school visit information will help teachers and organisers plan their visit.


Group prices

We offer a groups discount for bookings of 15 people or more.

Group bookings

It is essential to pre-book your group visit. Buy your tickets online or over the telephone.

Coach parking

Free coach parking is available next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and is accessible via Abbeyhill.


Visitors can enjoy a free multimedia tour. Guiding isn't allowed in The Queen's Gallery.

What's on for groups

Access and mobility

The Queen's Gallery is fully accessible. Concessionary rates are available for you if you have a disability and a companion is admitted free of charge. In line with government policy you should, if you are not exempt, wear a face covering whilst inside the Gallery, shop and whilst ordering from the Café.

Accessible toilets are available and can be visited without a ticket. There is limited bench seating and registered assistance dogs are welcome. A number of Wardens are Dementia Friends. More information on the changes to your visit due to COVID-19 can be found on our Practical Information page. Download a photo journey (pdf) to help you plan your visit. 

For detailed access information, please select one of the options below. For any other information, you can contact the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or via email.

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About the Gallery


The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Open Thursday - Monday

The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Open Thursday - Monday

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Open Thursday - Monday