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Join Emily Learmont for a descriptive tour of the exhibition Canaletto & the Art of Venice, bringing the colourful spectacle of Canaletto’s Venice alive.

  • £3.60 per person. Access companions go free.
  • Booking essential. Eligible for a 1-Year Pass.

You can book by following this link or by using the contact details further below.


The Royal Collection contains the world’s finest group of paintings, drawings and prints by Venice’s most famous view-painter, Canaletto (1697-1768). These works were bought by the young George III in 1762 from Canaletto’s agent and dealer Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, along with the rest of Smith’s huge collection.

The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto’s greatest works shown alongside paintings and works on paper by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The exhibition explores the many delights of eighteenth-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark’s Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen’s Gallery.


Venue discount information
Concession price and free ticket for one companion. Tickets can be converted into a 1-Year Pass, giving 12 months' free admission. To get the pass, remember to get your ticket stamped and keep hold of it .
Exhibition run
Friday 11 May 2018 to Sunday 21 Oct 2018

Venue Audio Description System

Venue Audio Description Information
Descriptive tours - for each exhibition the gallery offers an introductory tour with verbal description. The gallery also offers description prior to selected talks from the public programme.

How to Book

Venue contact for bookings:
0303 123 7323


The Queens Gallery

Phone number:
0131 556 5100
Venue website:

Visit venue web page for access information

Euan's Guide web page for The Queens Gallery

Venue Audio Tour

Venue Audio Tour Information
An audio tour is provided for every exhibition. This is T-coil compatible and a written script is available to borrow at the information desk.
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