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The Queen's Gallery

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, Scotland
+44 303 123 7306
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We took the option for tickets for Holyrood house and the queen’s Gallery. I feel it was a waste of... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Chantalle_Maritz
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Pretoria, South Africa
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A small gallery, but now with a beautiful exhibition

On our last day we walked to the gallery, just in front of the Palace... We didn't have time to... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Ronald_jelle
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy explores the role of the Poet Laureate over the last three and a half centuries and celebrates the halfway point of Carol Ann Duffy's Laureateship. This exhibition will bring together for the first time presentation volumes, original manuscripts, and annotated poetry from celebrated poets including Wordsworth, Tennyson and Hughes.
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Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We took the option for tickets for Holyrood house and the queen’s Gallery. I feel it was a waste of money and would suggest just going into the palace as it also has beautiful art in it

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

On our last day we walked to the gallery, just in front of the Palace... We didn't have time to visit the palace, so we just bought a ticket for the gallery (something that seem to amuse the guy behind the ticket counter), but if...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Opposite the parliament at Holyrood. We went to see the display of photographs taken at the Crimea. I must say we spent a lot more time there than we thought we would. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Queen's Gallery houses exhibitions drawn from the Royal collection and therefore changes periodically. The current exhibition, Shadows of War is dedicated to the Crimean War and largely the photos of Robert Fenton. This really was very interesting - there's a lot of photos to...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

The gallery is quite exquisite and makes magnificent use of an old church building in the grounds of the Palace of Holyrood House. There is much to admire in the design and decor and fitments, not least the stunning staircase. The current exhibition is of...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Already a respected photographer, Fenton was sent out on commission to the Crimea for 4 months; he came back with pictures capturing the starkness of the landscape and with the haunting quality of the loss of life. He was to become a pioneer in the...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

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 a free cloakroom, please use it as huge back...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

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 especially interesting and we were not disappointed. Apart from extending our knowledge of that...More

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

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 Gallery change this means we we will be visiting again....More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Located in a beautiful former church it is a grand space for the exhibits. Fine stairways and sweeping wooden balconies are wonderful. During our time the exhibition comprised Maria Merian's Butterflies and other depictions of the natural world. They really are beautifully realised with delightful...More

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There is a gift shop attached to the Queen's gallery which should have a guidebook. There are a number of books available via Amazon Hope this is a help Tricia
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