Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Founded in 2002 to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, The Queen's Gallery is an art gallery located next to the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Park. It forms part of the Palace of Holyroodhouse complex, set within the Palace Mews, and was constructed in the shell of the former Holyrood Free Church and Duchess of Gordon’s School, which stood at the entrance of the Palace.

Previously, this Victorian building also housed Holyrood Free Church (a congregation of the Free Church of Scotland, then from 1900 United Free Church of Scotland), but was last used for worship in 1915. Prior to its conversion to the Queen's Gallery the building was used as a storeroom.

The gallery was opened by Queen Elizabeth II herself, and today exhibits works from the Royal Collection, with a rolling programme of events and exhibitions featuring works of art, jewelery, furniture, and more.

The intimate space provides a friendly and relaxed setting for visitors of all ages, including pupils. From portraiture sessions to landscape drawing in the Palace gardens, creative writing to model making, its learning programmes are designed to bring the exhibitions alive for school groups.

For visitors' convenience, there is a café bar next to the gallery where they can rest.

Opening Hours:
Daily (1 November- 31 March) 9:30 am-4:30 pm; and (1 April- 31 October) 9:30 am-6 pm

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Sight Name: Queen's Gallery
Sight Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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