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Tickets for The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Visit The Queen's Gallery and treat yourself to some royally approved artwork

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Overview
Starting time
Timed entry between 15:00 and 16:15
Duration
Typically 60 - 90 minutes
Highlights
  • Visit The Queen’s Gallery, opened by Her Majesty The Queen in May 2002 as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations
  • Soak up the royal English splendor and enjoy an audio tour of the Gallery's current exhibition, including special insights and commentary from Royal Collection Trust experts
  • See some of the world's finest paintings, drawings and decorative arts, from the Royal Collection
Description

Step through the pillared portico and right into The Queen’s Gallery. This public art gallery is part of Buckingham Palace and thus a pretty special place to view some (royally approved) artwork! The latest exhibition Charles II: Art & Power celebrates the opulence of the Stuart court, and explores the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the monarchy.

After a decade of austerity under the rule of Oliver Cromwell, Charles II was eager to return the royal courts to their former splendor, commissioning countless artworks and decorations that glorified and legitimized the monarchy.

The highlight of the new exhibition is John Michael Wright's larger-than-life portrait of Charles II in coronation robes and the real silver plate which sat on the high altar of Westminster Abbey during Charles's coronation.

You'll also see paintings by the old masters, rich tapestries, and a spectacular collection of silver-gilt furniture which would have sparkled throughout the Stuart court.

Don't forget your free multimedia guide for special insights and commentary from Royal Collection Trust experts!

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What's included
  • Entrance to the museum
  • Multimedia guide in English
  • Entrance to other parts of Buckingham Palace
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, SW1A 1AA, London
Key info
Audio guide
Free multimedia guide available in English
Wheelchair accessible
Fully accessible: Lift available (145 x 82 cm, weight limit 100 kg)
Additional info

Getting There

  • Metro: Victoria, Green Park, or Hyde Park Corner stations + about 500m walking
  • Bus: Lines 11, 211, C1 or C10 to Buckingham Palace Road + about 500m walking
  • Coach: Victoria Coach Station + about 500m walking
  • Train: Victoria Station + about 500m walking
Reviews
Jul 11, 2018
south india art not what we expected
Jul 7, 2018
The staff was extremely courteous, actually typical British style. We actually were booked for the 3 pm slot and had gone for the changing of the guard and when we requested them they went through the hierachy as they do not like crowding, which is understandable, but they came with a positive response with a polite we can accomodate you at the 1 pm slot if you do not mind waiting for 15 minutes (as we had reached around 12.35 pm. As visitors we respected their need for having few people and the fact that they were willing to accomodate as a positive. At the gate we were politely told to leave our bag at the bag counter near the cloak and pointed to the location. Even inside no pushing or please move on, we were given sufficient time if we wanted to spend more time for something. Yes all 5 stars for the whole team
Jun 25, 2018
A very interesting and beautiful exhibition, well curated and resourced . The building is gracious and the staff polite. The only criticism I have is that the entrance was a little confusing
May 13, 2018
very informative and very well organised. Recommend
May 12, 2018
It's the most wonderful gallery so well presented always enjoy my visit
May 12, 2018
Fabulous paintings. Well worth a visit.
May 11, 2018
all good
May 10, 2018
Visited Charles 2nd exhibition. Much smaller than the Charles 1st at the RA with such sumptuous works of art, but a very interesting show, including lots of good portraits of his mistresses and contemporary prints of King and Court and good information in each space. The Queen has lovely loos and the staff were kind and helpful. Security checks the only minor inconvenience...
May 9, 2018
Very easy booking with Tiqets resulting in smooth access to venue
May 7, 2018
Not quite what i expected. Good to see some history

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