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The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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3.4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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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  • Current exhibition from the Royal Collection. A collection of paintings and ceramics in this contemporary gallery. This can be stand alone or combined with a visit to the Palace of Holyrood. 
  • My friend saw a fantastic exhibitions of painting then had lunch at the restaurant in the courtyard. This was my first time eating there and it will not be my last. We sat out in the courtyard in the ...  read more »
  • The Queen's Gallery is an art gallery which was opened in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II, and exhibits works from the Royal Collection. It is open to the public daily with entrance fee of GBP 16.90 and lo...  read more »
  • Saw a da Vinci exhibition here. Overpriced and all items were vandalised by the queen's official stamp.
  • Amazing..but far too expensive.
  • Beautiful little gallery
  • As with any gallery your enjoyment will depend entirely on what the current exhibit is. When I went (several times) it was for "Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man". The gallery itself is well proportioned with a small reception area, downstairs introductory area to the left and then upstairs to the main portion of the exhibition. The exhibit I saw was well curated and there were lots of different sources of information to utilise. The ticket was done by timed entry slots to prevent any overcrowding and this worked well in practice. If you have your ticket stamped at the end it works as a 12 month entry ticket for future exhibits. Back downstairs to the right is a gift shop for the palace that also contained a section for the exhibition. You also have an adjacent cafe that does some quite delicious cakes and snacks. I did not visit the palace itself!
  • with the Edinburgh pass, i was thinking i could get into the palace with it, nope i couldn't if i wanted to go there i would have to pay more, so i declined, i then went to the gallery saw some interesting picture's, and was getting board of the guy who was in my ear telling me about them. headphones guided tour0 couldn't wait to get out of there after seeing all the pictures.
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