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The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visitors at Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

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

Prices

 

  The Queen's Gallery
Adult £7.50
Over 60 £6.80
Student £6.40
Under 17 / Disabled £3.80
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults and 3 under 17s) £18.80
Groups (15 people or more) View group prices
  Book tickets

 

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.
Find out more.

 

Opening times

  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

 

Closures

The Gallery will be completely closed on:​

  • 25 – 26 December 2019

Revised opening hours apply on the following dates:

  • 24 December 2019 - Gallery closing early (Last admission 14:30. Gallery closes 15:30).
  • 31 December 2019 - Gallery closing early (Last admission 15:00. Gallery closes 16:00).
  • 1 January 2020 - Gallery will open at 11:00.

Practical information

  • 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, but refreshments are available from the Café at the Palace in the Courtyard.
  • 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.

Current exhibition

Current exhibition

22 November 2019 - 15 March 2020

Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the exhibition brings together 80 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection, forming the largest group of Leonardo's works ever shown in Scotland.

Future exhibition

Future exhibition

Eastern Encounters: Four Centuries of South Asian Paintings and Manuscripts

3 April 2020 - 13 September 2020

The Royal Collection contains some of the finest South Asian paintings and manuscripts in the world. Tracing more than 400 years of literary and artistic output, the exhibition offers new insights into the shared history of the British Monarchy and the Indian Subcontinent.

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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.

You'll find homeware, china, clothing and jewellery, children’s toys, books and postcards. Please ask us about our home-delivery service. The income from every purchase you make contributes directly to the care of the Royal Collection.

Shop online

Café at the Palace

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

If you're looking for something special we also offer Afternoon Tea.

Book a table

Children and families

Art spy family bags

Things to do with children

Explore the exhibition with an Art Spy Family Activity Bag, packed with fun activities that take you on a secret mission to find out about the exhibition.

The bag is designed for families with children aged 5 to 11 but is full of challenges that all the family will enjoy. You can pick up a Family Activity Bag at the exhibition entrance, they're free with standard admission to The Queen's Gallery.

What's on for children and families

Groups

Group prices

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

Group bookings

Group visits to The Queen's Gallery don't have to be pre-booked. Tickets can be bought on the day from the Ticket Desk.

Coach parking

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

Guiding

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

What's on for groups

Schools

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.

Access and mobility

The Queen's Gallery is fully accessible. Concessionary rates are available for you if you have a disability and an accompanying companion is admitted free of charge.

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.

Access events

About the Gallery

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