Practical information for The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Timing your visit

You can visit The Queen’s Gallery at your leisure using the complimentary audio tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour.

Safety & Security

Visitors and their belongings may be subject to security checks.  Some items may have to be checked in and reclaimed at the end of the visit.

Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted.


Eating and drinking are not permitted inside The Queen’s Gallery. You will be asked to place drinks and food in closed bags before being admitted. Refreshments are available at the Café at the Palace in the Mews Courtyard.

Photography, filming and mobile phones

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 Gallery.

Lavatories and baby-care

Lavatories and baby-care facilities are located in the Mews Courtyard.


For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the Gallery. They must be left at the entrance and reclaimed at the end of the visit.

1-Year Pass

At the end of your visit, don’t forget to ask a Warden to stamp your ticket to convert it into a 1-Year Pass by asking us to treat your ticket purchase as a donation. Terms and conditions apply.