Mobile menu
Our sites are temporarily closed. More info. Join digital events or shop online.

Information for groups

Group visit to The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Group visit to The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse ©

Owing to government guidance The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh is temporarily closed. Please see our FAQs for more details.

Whether your group is interested in a special or private visit, or just wants a truly magnificent experience visiting one of the royal residences, our team can help you get the most out of your visit. We offer a groups discount for bookings of 15 or more (temporarily limited to a maximum of 30 people), and group-only products designed to enrich your experience at the official residences of The Queen.

Group prices

Eastern Encounters: Four Centuries of Paintings and Manuscripts from the Indian Subcontinent

Eastern Encounters for Groups

12 Oct 2020 - 31 Jan 2021

Book a ticket to see some of the finest South Asian paintings and manuscripts in the world, tracing more than 400 years of lrich cultural heritage through exquisite illuminated manuscripts, dazzling depictions of the Mughal court, royal portraits, Hindu epics and modern works.

Adult
£7.00
Student
£5.80
Over 60
£6.30
Disabled
£3.50
Under 17
£3.50
Select this ticket
Best
value
Eastern Encounters & Palace of Holyroodhouse

Combined ticket: Eastern Encounters & Palace of Holyroodhouse for Groups

01 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021

For a great day out, book a combined ticket to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh.

You will explore the home of Scottish royal history and discover some of the finest South Asian paintings and manuscripts in the world.

Adult
£19.70
Disabled
£10.80
Over 60
£17.70
Student
£17.30
Under 17
£10.80
Select this ticket
Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour

Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour

05 Mar 2021 - 05 Sep 2021

Discover Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's personal collection of watercolours, illustrating scenes of their public and private lives, including views of Victorian Edinburgh.

Adult
£7.00
Student
£5.80
Over 60
£6.30
Disabled
£3.50
Under 17
£3.50
Select this ticket
Best
value
Palace of Holyroodhouse and Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour

Combined ticket: Victoria and Albert & Palace of Holyroodhouse for Groups

05 Mar 2021 - 05 Sep 2021

For a great day out, book a combined ticket to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh.

You will explore the home of Scottish royal history and discover Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's personal collection of watercolours, including scenes of Victorian Edinburgh.

Adult
£19.70
Disabled
£10.80
Over 60
£17.70
Student
£17.30
Under 17
£10.80
Select this ticket

Prices for group leaders and guides

Scottish Blue Badge Guides registered with the Institute of Tour Guiding enjoy free entry, but all other guides and tour leaders must be included as part of a group booking. 

Group bookings & payments

We have introduced timed tickets to manage the number of visitors inside The Queen’s official residences and galleries, so it is essential that groups pre-book an arrival time in advance of their visit. Groups can reserve and book tickets on our website or by calling the Ticket Sales and Information Office on +44 (0)303 123 7321. Please note that a £2.00 transaction fee is applied to all telephone bookings.

Pre-booked group tickets must be paid for by credit card or company cheque with two signatures 30 days before the day of the visit. On-the-day group visits must be paid for by cash or credit card.

We accept the following credit cards:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • JCB
  • Switch/Maestro
  • Diners Club

Company cheques should be made payable to 'Royal Collection Enterprises Limited'.

Coach parking

Coach set-down and pick-up and limited coach parking is available on a first-come first-serve basis next to the Palace, accessible via Abbeyhill. Coach drivers must remain with the vehicle for the duration of the visit and are respectfully asked to switch off their engines when stationary.

Please note that coach parking is limited only to groups seeking paid entry to the Palace or The Queen's Gallery.  Alternative pay-and-display coach parking is available on nearby Regent Road.

Guiding in the Gallery

Guiding isn't allowed in The Queen's Gallery. 

Visitors can enjoy a free audio tour, available in English only, at The Queen’s Gallery and can buy exhibition catalogues either in advance from our online shop or on the day of the visit.

What's On for Groups