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Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India 1875-6

<p>An enamelled gold and jewel encrusted inkstand in the form of a barge with oars, an anchor, flagpole and mast. The prow of the model represents a peacock with a spread tail, enamelled with incised blue and green detail inlaid with sapphires and diamond
Peacock barge inkstand ©

In October 1875, the Prince of Wales set off on a four-month tour of the Indian Subcontinent, visiting over 21 localities, which today encompass India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal.  Developed in collaboration with Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India tells the story of this grand tour through some of the finest Indian treasures from the Royal Collection that were presented to the Prince during his visit.

Selected exhibition items

South Indian; India

Ear ornaments



South Indian; India

Ear ornaments

Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the gallery.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Queen's Gallery is a 15-minute walk from the station.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 6 and Skylink 300 stop near the gallery.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Coach parking is provided free of charge.