The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace - The Royal Collection

The Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, the wide-ranging collection of art and treasures held in trust by The Queen for the Nation.

Changing exhibitions are accompanied by a display of Treasures from the Royal Collection. The display shows some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Duccio, Dürer, Clouet, Rubens, Cuyp, Van Dyck, Claude and Lely, works by Fabergé, as well as furniture, sculpture and ceramics, jewellery, silver and gold.

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Opening hours

Open daily, 10:00-17:30

A typical visit lasts between 1 and 1½ hours.

Last admission 16:30. If you are visiting the exhibition late in the afternoon, please be aware of shorter viewing times.

Admission charges

Adult £9.75
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £8.95
Under 17 £4.95
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £24.45

A timed-admission fee of £1.25 per ticket applies to all tickets, excluding Under 17s.

Collection details

Fine Art, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Portrait of the Artist

  • 4 November 2016 — 23 April 2017 *on now

The first exhibition to focus on images of artists from within the Royal Collection, Portrait of the Artist not only show-cases self-portraits by world-renowned artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Artemisia Gentileschi, Lucian Freud and David Hockney but also features images of artists by their friends, relatives and pupils, including the most reliable surviving likeness of Leonardo da Vinci by his student, Francesco Melzi. Well-known self-portraits intended to advertise the artist's talents will be shown alongside more intimate and personal works.

The exhibition examines a range of themes played out within these objects, from the 'cult' of the artist to the symbolism evoked through images of the artist’s studio. The changing status of the artist over the centuries is another theme and the way in this is conveyed, both in the physical works and in the relationships between artist and patron will be highlighted. The role of monarchs in commissioning, collecting and displaying portraits of artists will also be discussed.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Adult £10.00
Concessions £9.20
Under 17/Disabled £5.20
Under 5 Free


The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace - The Royal Collection
Buckingham Palace
Greater London


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