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Exhibition

Gold

Gold at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
Gold at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse ©

The beauty and symbolism of gold, from the Early Bronze Age to the 20th century, is celebrated through 50 items drawn from across the entire breadth of the Royal Collection.

Gold explores the distinctive qualities that make this rare and precious metal an enduring expression of the highest status, both earthly and divine.  

Among the most striking examples in the exhibition are the Rillaton Cup, from a Bronze Age burial around 1700–1500 BC, a gold crown from Ecuador that pre-dates the Inca invasion, and an 18th-century tiger's head in gold and rock crystal from the throne of Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in India.

This exhibition will move to The Queen's Gallery, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh on March 2015.

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Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.