Edinburgh Museum and Gallery Exhibitions 2022

Edinburgh exhibitions to visit in 2022

Edinburgh is full of culture and history, and there is plenty to see and do in our beautiful city. Bursting with museums, art galleries, theatres, attractions and live music venues, there’s something for everyone here. What’s more, there’s a wide range of Edinburgh museum and gallery exhibitions to discover. At Parliament House Hotel, we’re just a short walk to the museums and galleries. Therefore you can easily explore everything from Scottish history, to art and fashion. So, here’s our guide to some of the best museum and gallery exhibitions coming up in Edinburgh this year …

View of Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Cauleen Smith H-E-L-L-O

Collective Art Gallery, 22 January – 1 May 2022

Collective is a contemporary art gallery, based in the restored City Observatory and City Dome on Calton Hill. A visit to this gallery is always interesting and inspiring. In addition, it has the most stunning location, with panoramic views of the whole city. Collective also has a programme of exhibitions to check out, including Cauleen Smith H-E-L-L-O, a film exploring New Orleans post Hurricaine Katrina and featuring musicians from around the city. The film is screened on a loop in the City Dome and is free to enter.

The Art of Wallpaper – Morris & Co.

Dovecot Studios, 28 January – 11 June 2022

William Morris was a celebrated Victorian designer and poet. His distinctive textile and wallpaper designs are still in production to this day. Fans of Morris’ elaborate patterns can view over 130 works from the Morris & Co. archives at The Art of Wallpaper – Morris & Co. exhibition at Dovecot Studios. Such as original framed samples and interior layouts. Tickets are £10.50 per person.

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace

The Queen’s Gallery, 25 March – 25 September 2022

The Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace displays some of greatest works of art in the Royal Collection. Now a selection comes to the Queen’s Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, where you’ll get the chance to view works by masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck. Tickets for the Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace exhibition are priced at £8.50 per adult.

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

National Museum of Scotland, 1 July – 30 August 2022

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life examines the social and medical history of anatomy and dissection. From intricate anatomical sketches and models, to surgical equipment and historic artefacts. Covering 500 years of history, objects on display include a full anatomical model of the human body by model maker Louis Auzoux, William Burke’s skeleton and written confession, and a collection of miniature coffins found on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. View ticket prices.

Platinum Jubilee Display

Palace of Holyroodhouse, 14 July – 25 September 2022

In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years on the throne. So in honour of this, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is hosting a display of items which featured in previous Jubilee celebrations. For example, outfits worn by the Queen for her Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees. Access to the Platinum Jubilee Display is included with tickets to the palace, from £17.50 per adult.

Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

So, book one of our fantastic special offers for central accommodation and enjoy a cultured city break in 2022! With so many Edinburgh museum and gallery exhibitions to choose from, which will you check out first?