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Queen's Gallery - Edinburgh
Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

The Queen's Gallery is an art gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. It forms part of the Palace of Holyroodhouse complex. It was opened in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II, and exhibits works from the Royal Collection. It is open to the public daily.

This Victorian building was originally built as Holyrood Free Church (a congregation of the Free Church of Scotland, then from 1900 United Free Church of Scotland), but was last used for worship in 1915, see Redundant church. Prior to its conversion to become the Queen's Gallery the building was used as a storeroom.

There have been calls by some Scottish politicians to demolish or move the gallery building to create an uninterrupted square between Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament Building.

ScotlandĀ“s heraldic lion above the entrance of the the Queen's Gallery in Edinburgh
Scotland's heraldic lion above the entrance of the Queen's Gallery in Edinburgh
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