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The King's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

An exhibition in The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

The Queen’s Gallery has now become The King’s Gallery.

See changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection, featuring old master paintings, rare furniture, decorative arts and images from the vast photograph collection.

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Prices

Adult £10.00
Young Person (18-24) £6.50
Child (5-17) £5.00
Disabled £5.00
Access companion Free
Under 5 Free
£1 tickets for those on Universal Credit and other named benefits Read more about £1 tickets
Groups (15 people or more) View group prices
  Book Style & Society

 

Your ticket includes a multimedia guide.

 

Enjoy free re-admission for a year by asking us to treat your ticket purchase as a donation.
At the end of your visit, ask a Warden to stamp your ticket to convert it into a 1- Year Pass.
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Opening times

The King's Gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays except during July, August and September when we are open 7 days a week. 

  Opening time Last admission Closing time
1 November - 31 March 09:30 15:30 16:30
1 April - 31 October 09:30 17:00 18:00

 

Closures 

The King's Gallery is part of a working royal palace so sometimes closures can happen at short notice.​ Any closure dates will be listed here.

  • Friday, 29 March 2024 - Gallery closed

Practical information

  • You can visit The King's Gallery at your leisure using the complimentary multimedia guide, which lasts approximately 1 hour.
  • You and your belongings may be subject to security checks. Read more about security & luggage.
  • You can take photographs in the Gallery. Read about photography, filming & mobile phones.
  • There is a café on the premises serving food and drinks, however eating and drinking are not permitted inside the Gallery.
  • Toilets and baby-care facilities are located in the Café at the Palace.
  • Pushchairs can be taken inside the Gallery, except during busy periods. Read more about visiting with children.

More practical information 

Map & directions

The King's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the Palace at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more details.

Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first-come first-serve basis.

By train

The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. The King's Gallery is a 15 minute walk from the station.  

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Picardy Place. The King’s Gallery is a 20 minute walk from the stop.

Visit Edinburgh Trams for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 6 and 35 stop near the Gallery.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Limited free coach parking is available adjacent to the Palace. Alternative pay-and-display coach parking is available on nearby Regent Road.

By bike

A free-to-use public bicycle rack is located opposite the Scottish Parliament. 

Next exhibition

Opens 22 March 2024

Explore the revolutionary life and style of the Georgians, from the practical dress of laundry maids to the glittering gowns worn at court.

Discover the exhibition

Exhibition Highlights

What's on

Explore Edinburgh's royal palace

Explore the magnificent Palace of Holyroodhouse next to The King's Gallery.

Discover Mary, Queen of Scots' historic chambers and where Bonnie Prince Charlie held a magnificent Ball.

Discover more

Shopping and eating

The Gallery shop

Our shop offers a wide range of exclusive gifts inspired by the royal palaces and the works of art in the Royal Collection.

Café at the Palace

The Café at the Palace offers simple, home-made dishes from fresh, locally-sourced produce.

Schools

Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to The King's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. We offer a range of interactive workshops, tours, learning activities and resources for nursery, primary and secondary pupils. Our school visit information will help teachers and organisers plan their visit.

Groups

Group prices

We offer a groups discount for bookings of 15 people or more.

Group bookings

It is essential to pre-book your group visit. Buy your tickets online or over the telephone.

Coach parking

Free coach parking is available next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and is accessible via Abbeyhill.

Guiding

Visitors can enjoy a free multimedia tour. Guiding isn't allowed in The Gallery.

What's on for groups

Access and mobility

The King's Gallery is fully accessible. Concessionary rates are available if you have a disability and we offer a free access companion ticket.

Accessible toilets are located in the Café at the Palace, which can be visited without a ticket. There is limited bench seating around the Gallery.

Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

A number of Wardens are Dementia Friends, please ask staff for any assistance.

The Gallery comprises an entry staircase/lift on the ground floor and an open-plan exhibition space on the first floor. You may wish to download a photo journey (PDF) to help you plan your visit.

General information on visiting is available on our Practical Information page.

For detailed access information, please select one of the options below. For any other information, you can contact the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or by emailing [email protected].

Access events

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Booking for 15+ people?
Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians exhibition

Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians

22 Mar 2024 - 22 Sep 2024

This exciting exhibition explores what the Georgians wore, from the practical dress of laundry maids to the glittering gowns worn at court. Discover what fashion can tell us about life in the 18th century and get up close to magnificent paintings, sparkling jewellery, and a range of accessories from snuff boxes to swords.

Adult
£10.00
Disabled
£5.00
Under 5
£0.00
Young Person (18-24 years)
£6.50
Child (5-17 years)
£5.00
Access Companion
£0.00
£1 Ticket - with valid ID
£1.00
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