Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

Old master paintings and spectacular silver furniture show the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.

Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

About Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

23rd Nov 2018 to 2nd Jun 2019
Normal opening hours - See event website for more details
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
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After over a decade of austere Cromwellian rule, the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 led to a resurgence of the arts in England. The court of Charles II became the centre for the patronage of leading artists and the collecting of great works of art, which served not only as decoration for the royal apartments but also as a means of glorifying the restored monarchy and reinforcing the position of Charles II as the rightful king. Old master paintings and spectacular silver furniture show the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.

Venue: The Queen's Gallery

Prices:
Adult £7.20
Over 60 £6.60
Student (with valid ID) £6.40
Under 17/ Disabled £3.60
Under 5 Free
Family £18.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
Adults, Groups (15+ people)

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