Tickets for The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

See the art exhibitions at The Queen’s official residence in Scotland

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  • Get the royal treatment in Edinburgh with a trip to The Queen’s Gallery, part of The Queen's official residence in Scotland
  • View one of the changing art exhibitions for the Royal Collection
  • Learn about the Order of the Thistle, the highest honor in Scotland, and listen to commentary from Royal Collection Trust experts
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
Now on - Mar 15, 2020

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to come face to face with over 200 original Leonardo da Vinci drawings.

Commemorating the 500-year anniversary of the death of the quintessential Renaissance man, this exhibition will also feature two seemingly blank sheets, which when viewed under ultraviolet light reveal long-lost drawings which formed preparatory sketches for Leonardo's iconic masterpiece Adoration of the Magi.

These two sheets have never before been on public display. If you're an art buff or a collector of unique cultural experiences, scribble a Vitruvian Man onto your calendar today, and don't miss this incredible exhibition.


Want to see why it's really called The Royal Mile? The Queen's Gallery, at the entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, is home to royally fantastic exhibitions from the Royal Collection, which change regularly. Plus, learn about the prestigious Order of the Thistle (and more!) from your audio guide.

Step inside The Queen's Gallery, on the site of The Queen's official residence in Scotland which was opened by Her Majesty on 29 November 2002 as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations, and explore the current exhibition.

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What's included
Entrance to the Queen's Gallery at Palace of Holyroodhouse
Free multimedia guide in English
Entrance to other parts of the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Please note that your smartphone voucher must be exchanged for paper tickets upon arrival
  • You'll be required to go through an airport-style security check
  • In order to speed this process up and reduce queuing times, please carry as few bags and items with you as possible
Changing or cancelling your ticket
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  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Canongate, EH8 8DX, Edinburgh
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
A lift (108x107cm) is available. Mobility scooters are allowed. Manual wheelchairs and rollators can be borrowed free of charge on a first come, first served basis
Audio guide
Ratings & reviews
13 Reviews

Dec 30, 2019
Lovely gallery, no queues, beautiful drawings. The staff are delightful too.
Dec 17, 2019
The Da Vinci exhibition is absolutely fabulous... you can actually observe his scripts so close and there aren’t any barriers to keep audience from the eyes were filled with tears.
Nov 26, 2019
Fantastic experience

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