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The Queen's Gallery Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace is well-reknowned around the world as the home of The Queen and is the focus of national and royal celebrations as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing of the Guard Ceremony.

Buckingham Palace State Rooms

Take a look around the royal residence itself on this self-guided Buckingham Palace tour, which gives you exclusive access to the offices and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen!

While The Queen makes her annual summer visit to Scotland, the magnificent Buckingham Palace State Rooms are opened up for visitors to venture behind the scenes and get a glimpse into the lives of the Royals. The State Rooms are the heart of the Palace, and are used by the Royal Family to receive and entertain guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions

The Queen's Gallery

The £20-million expansion of TheQueen’s Gallery was the most significant addition to Buckingham Palace in 150 years.TheQueen’s Gallery was opened by Her Majesty TheQueen in May 2002, as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.It hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. Current exhibitions available to see are:

  • Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs (9 November 2018 - 28 April 2019)
  • Shadows of War (9 November 2018 - 28 April 2019)
  • Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing (24 May 2019 - 13 October 2019)

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing (24 May - 13 October 2019)

Visit the largest Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in over 65 years as The Queen's Gallery brings together over 200 of his drawings to mark the 500th anniversary of his death.

Important: During admission to the attraction, all visitors will pass through airport-style security checks. Visitors should arrive with one small bag where possible to ensure an efficient entry process.

Please note that 100% cancellation fees apply for this ticket. No refunds are available after booking is made.

On arrival, you and your belongings will be subject to airport-style security checks. Some items, such as large bags or backpacks, will have to be checked in and reclaimed at the end of the visit.

Smoking, including e-cigarettes is not permitted.

TheQueen's Gallery is fully accessible and welcome visitors with different access requirements. For visitors with disabilities and an accompanying companion is admitted free of charge.

Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge on a first come, first served basis for the duration of a visit.

Mobility scooters can be used in the Gallery, providing they are compatible with the lift which measures 145cm in depth by 82cm in width and has a weight limit of 100kg

Ticket Information

Opening Dates:Open year round excluding 25-26 December each year and 13 November – 7 December 2017. The opening arrangements for Official Residences may change at short notice, please ensure you check the Royal Collection Trust website for the latest closed dates before your visit.

Opening Times:Open daily, 10:00-17:30 (last admission 16:15). During Buckingham Palace Summer Opening (21 July - 30 September 2018), open daily 9:30-17:30 (last admission 16:15). Early Closure on 24 December closing at 16:00 (last admission 14:45). If you are visiting the exhibition late in the afternoon, please be aware of shorter viewing times.

Duration:A typical visit lasts 1-1.5 hours approx.

Address:The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA.

Transport:Nearest Train Station is London Victoria. Nearest Underground: Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner. Bus Numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.

Additional Information:A valid form of ID is required upon arrival when purchasing a Senior ticket for over 60 years or Student ticket (International Student or NUS identity card). Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge on a first come, first served basis for the duration of a visit. Mobility scooters can be used in the Gallery, providing they are compatible with the lift which measures 145cm in depth by 82cm in width and has a weight limit of 100kg. Children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 17. For safety reasons, you may be required to deposit all baggage and other items into the security cloakrooms during your visit. The use of photographic, film and video equipment is not permitted inside the Gallery.

Important:During admission to the attraction, all visitors will pass through airport-style security checks. Visitors should arrive with one small bag where possible to ensure an efficient entry process.

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