Edinburgh Queen's Gallery Holyroodhouse Entrance Ticket
- Visit the regal Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse
- View a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art at the Canaletto & the Art of Venice exhibition
- Admire art that glorified the restored monarchy and reinforced the position of Charles II as the rightful king
Canaletto & the Art of Venice
(11 May – 21 October 2018)
The Royal Collection contains the world's finest group of paintings, drawings and prints by Venice's most famous view-painter, Canaletto (1697-1768). These works were bought by the young George III in 1762 from Canaletto's agent and dealer Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, along with the rest of Smith's huge collection.
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works shown alongside paintings and works on paper by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The exhibition explores the many delights of eighteenth-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery.
Charles II: Art & Power
(23 November 2018 - 2 June 2019)
After over a decade of austere Cromwellian rule, the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 led to a resurgence of the arts in England. The court of Charles II became the centre for the patronage of leading artists and the collecting of great works of art, which served not only as decoration for the royal apartments but also as a means of glorifying the restored monarchy and reinforcing the position of Charles II as the rightful king.
- Entrance ticket to The Queen's Gallery at Holyroodhouse
- Multimedia guide in English
- Food and beverages
When you get there
• Please note that you may be subject to security checks. Some items may have to be checked in and reclaimed at the end of your visit
• Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted in the Queen's Gallery
• Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes are welcomed in the Queen’s Gallery
• In consideration of other visitors, mobile phones must be switched off inside the Queen's Gallery