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The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

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#20 of 66 in Museums in Edinburgh
The Queen's Gallery is an art gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. It forms part of the Palace of Holyroodhouse complex. It was opened in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II, and exhibits works from the Royal Collection. It is open to the public daily.This Victorian building was originally built as 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 become the Queen's Gallery the building was used as a storeroom.
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  • Easy to miss if you only look for the Palace. Until 26 November see the stunning Rodger Fenton's photographs of the Crimea, 1855. Free sound guide, and ticket allows return visits for a year. There is...  more »
  • Whilst we make annual visits to the Festival, we have not visited this gallery before. However, we read about the current presentation of photographic images from the Crimean War, which sounded especi...  more »
  • We bought a combined ticket with a visit to the palace of Holyrood. We Giftaided our entrance fee which means we can return within the year without paying further. As the exhibits at the Queen's Galle...  more »
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  • Several exhibitions a year. Price reductions for members of historic Scotland. Curators and exhibitions are superb, but queues for tickets are long and slow.
  • Great place to go if you want to view all things Royal and Scottish history. Great wee teamroom, good value for money.
  • Great tour. Audio sets were included in the price. Beautiful gardens and worth the admission price. Under 20 pounds.
  • Nice facade but did not have time to spend to see the museum/gallery but still this is a great place to see
  • Friendly staff and a great free audio guide too. Haggis was lovely too in the cafe!

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