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Practical Information

Warden at The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Warden at The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh ©

You can visit The Queen’s Gallery at your leisure using the complimentary multimedia tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour.

Security and Luggage

For safety and security reasons, a one-way system operates along the visitor route.

Security screening

Visitors and their belongings may be subject to security checks

Restricted items

Some items, such as large items of baggage, backpacks and pushchairs have to be checked in and reclaimed at the end of the visit.

Smoking, including e-cigarettes is not permitted.

As The Queen’s Gallery is part of a working royal palace, security and opening arrangements may be subject to change at short notice. Check closure details

Photography, filming & mobile phones

Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes is welcome in the Gallery. We love seeing your photos on Twitter and Instagram – tag us with your best shots!

Applications for commercial filming should be submitted through this application form

Multimedia Guides

Enhance your experience at the Gallery with a free multimedia guide, available in English, including commentary from our experts and special insights into the exhibition. 


Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the Gallery. You will be asked to place drinks and food in closed bags before being admitted. Refreshments are available at the Café at the Palace in the Mews Courtyard.

Visiting with children

Pushchairs will need to be left in the Gallery Cloakroom and collected at the end of your visit.

Baby carriers and hip seats can be borrowed free of charge, subject to availability.  Please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Breastfeeding is welcome anywhere within the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery.

Toilets and baby-care facilities are located in the Café at the Palace.


Toilets and baby-care facilities are available in the Café at the Palace.

1-Year Pass

At the end of your visit, don’t forget to ask a Warden to stamp your ticket to convert it into a 1-Year Pass. You can enjoy free re-admission for a year by asking us to treat your ticket purchase as a donation. Terms and conditions apply.