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The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh exterior

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

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh is temporarily closed until 2024 to allow essential maintenance work to take place. 

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The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh is temporarily closed until 2024 to allow essential maintenance work to take place. 

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


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.
Find out more.





Opening times

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh is temporarily closed until 2024 to allow essential maintenance work to take place. 

The Queen's Gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

  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



The Queen's Gallery is part of a working royal palace so sometimes closures can happen at short notice.​ Any closure dates will be listed here.

Practical information

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh is temporarily closed until 2024 to allow essential maintenance work to take place. 

  • You can visit The Queen's Gallery at your leisure using the complimentary multimedia guide, which lasts approximately 1 hour.
  • You and your 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.
  • There is a café on the premises serving food and drinks, however eating and drinking are not permitted inside the Gallery.
  • Toilets and baby-care facilities are located in the Café at the Palace.
  • Pushchairs can be taken inside the Gallery, except during busy periods. 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

The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. The Queen's Gallery 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 Queen’s Gallery is a 20 minute walk from the stop.

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. 

Previous exhibition

Pure magic ★★★★★

The Scotsman


The Times

The Rembrandts alone would make this an unmissable event

The Guardian


Our must-see exhibition showcased some of the greatest paintings in the Royal Collection and asked you to decide for yourself, what makes a ‘masterpiece’? 

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

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh is temporarily closed but you can still explore the magnificent Palace of Holyroodhouse next door.

Discover Mary, Queen of Scots' historic chambers and where Bonnie Prince Charlie held a magnificent Ball.

Discover more

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 if you have a disability and we offer a free access companion ticket.

Accessible toilets are located in the Café at the Palace, which can be visited without a ticket. There is limited bench seating around the Gallery.

Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

A number of Wardens are Dementia Friends, please ask staff for any assistance.

The Gallery comprises an entry staircase/lift on the ground floor and an open-plan exhibition space on the first floor. You may wish to download a photo journey (PDF) to help you plan your visit.

General information on visiting is available on our Practical Information page.

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 by emailing [email protected].

Access events

About the Gallery


The Palace of Holyroodhouse
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Open Thursday - Monday