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Queens Gallery, Edinburgh

Queens Gallery, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland by Ben Tindall

Queens Gallery Edinburgh

Location: east end Old Town
Benjamin Tindall Architects

Queens Gallery
photo © adrian welch Sep 2006

Location: The Gallery is located just West of the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the bottom of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Contact The Queen’s Gallery Edinburgh: 0131 556 7371

Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Queens Gallery, Edinburgh: images by Antonia Reeve

The Queen’s Gallery was opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in Nov 2002. The gallery is the first permanent exhibition space in Scotland for the Queen’s ‘Royal Collection’. The gallery hosts exhibitions based on art, jewellery and furniture from the Royal Collection.

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Queens Gallery Edinburgh: images by Antonia Reeve

The gallery was designed by Benjamin Tindall Architects in the former Holyrood Free Church and Duchess of Gordon’s School. The Queen’s Gallery was funded by the Royal Collections Trust. The Duchess of Gordon’s School was designed by architect Archibald Simpson in 1846. The Holyrood Free Church was designed by architect John Henderson in 1850. Both buildings were disused by the end of the 19th century.

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Queens Gallery Edinburgh photo © Adrian Welch 270907

Near to the Queen’s Gallery is a new cafe bar with outdoor seating facing the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Park. Entry to the Queen’s Edinburgh Residence – where you can view the Royal Apartments – is behind the Queen’s Gallery, off The Strand.

Ben Tindall’s Royal Gallery
The Caithness stone pavements with flush arc flush lights are almost finished, the queen is about to arrive, but here’s what papers had to say:

The Scotsman ‘The architects used the Queen’s Golden Jubilee as a theme for the gallery’s design’. 26.11.02

The Herald ‘The building is, in effect, a sequence of screens…soothing glass wall, designed by Jacqueline Poncelet, to arrive at a great, circular stairwell…This stairwell is Tindall’s most original conception, around which his whole scheme revolves’. 25.11.02

Palace of Holyroodhouse
Queens Gallery, Edinburgh: image by Antonia Reeve

The Queen opened Benjamin Tindall Architects’ £3m Queen’s Gallery (aka The Royal Collection Gallery) at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Nov 2002 as part of Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

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Queens Gallery – nighttime images © adrian welch

Queens Gallery: Photos by Antonia Reeve except where by adrian welch
Palace of Holyroodhouse opened 29 Nov 2002

Queens Gallery Edinburgh
Queens Gallery Edinburgh: image by Antonia Reeve

Queens Gallery Edinburgh : building images – copyright Pictselect

Buildings adjacent to The Edinburgh Royal Collection include:
Scottish Parliament
Dynamic Earth
Macdonald Hotel
The Tun

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also by Benjamin Tindall Architects: The Hub, Edinburgh

Queens Hall, Edinburgh

Scottish Architecture

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