Built in the shell of the former Holyrood Free Church and Duchess of Gordon's School and located within the Holyrood Palace Complex, official residence of the Royal Family in Edinburgh, the Gallery provides purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities to enable a programme of changing exhibitions of the most delicate works of art from the Royal Collection to be shown in Scotland for the first time.
Artworks from the Royal Collection on display include memorabilia and photographs from Britain’s Royal Family as well as many travelling exhibitions form Leonardo da Vinci to Holbein and much much more. The Gallery also houses a cafeteria offering tea, coffee and other refreshments. The Gallery itself is located at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, on Canongate at the Southern End of The Royal Mile, Scotland's most famous street.
Come and see the new exhibition running from the 17th of March until the 23rd of July 2017, Maria Merian's Butterflies. It tells the artist’s extraordinary story through her works acquired by George III. These include the luxury versions of the plates from the Metamorphosis, partially printed and then hand-painted on vellum by Merian herself.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, EH8 8DX.
Duration: A tour of the Gallery will take approximately 1 hour.
Start or opening time: At 9:30am.
End or closing time: From 1st November to 31st March at 4:30pm. From 1st April to 31st October: at 6pm.
Others: this is not a guided tour but it is possible to purchase audio-guides at the Gallery's shop.
Royal Collection Trust sites include airport-style security checks as part of the admission process. In order to make the process as simple as possible - especially at Windsor Castle - we suggest that you try to avoid bringing large bags. If customers show up with such items, tour guides should encourage leaving them either on the coach or back at the hotel. Especially during summer, this is even more relevant.
No minimum height
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This experience is not suitable for spectators
No Animals Allowed
No minimum age