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

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace - The Royal Collection
Buckingham Palace
London
Greater London
SW1A 1AA
England

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www.royalcollection.org.uk

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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
photograph of gold tiger's head

Gold

  • 7 November 2014 — 22 February 2015 *on now

The beauty and symbolism of gold, from the Early Bronze Age to the 20th century, is celebrated through 50 items drawn from across the entire breadth of the Royal Collection.

Gold explores the distinctive qualities that make this rare and precious metal an enduring expression of the highest status, both earthly and divine.

Among the most striking examples in the exhibition are the Rillaton Cup, from a Bronze Age burial around 1700–1500 BC, a gold crown from Ecuador that pre-dates the Inca invasion, and an 18th-century tiger's head in gold and rock crystal from the throne of Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in India.

Admission

Adult £9.75
Concessions £8.95
Under 17/Disabled £4.95
Under 5 Free

Website

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/gold

Photograph of The Prince of Wales at the end of his tour, 27 May 1862

Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East

  • 7 November 2014 — 22 February 2015 *on now

This exhibition follows the journey taken by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1862, as he undertook a four month tour around the Middle East.

Seen through the photographs of Francis Bedford (1815-94), the first photographer to travel on a royal tour, it explores the cultural and political significance Victorian Britain attached to the region, which was then as complex and contested as it remains today.

The tour took the Prince to Egypt, Palestine and the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece where he met rulers, politicians and other notable figures, and travelled in a manner not associated with royalty – by horse and camping out in tents.

On the royal party’s return to England, Francis Bedford’s work was displayed in what was described as ‘the most important photographic exhibition that has hitherto been placed before the public’.

Admission

Adult £9.75
Concessions £8.95
Under 17/Disabled £4.95
Under 5 Free

Website

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/cairo-to-constantinople-early-photographs-of-the-middle-east

painting of the gardens at Kew

Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden

  • 20 March — 11 October 2015

Whether a sacred sanctuary, a place for scientific study, a haven for the solitary thinker or a space for pure enjoyment and delight, gardens are where man and nature meet.

Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden reveals the way in which gardens have been celebrated in art across four centuries.

Bringing together paintings, botanical studies, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative arts, the exhibition explores the changing character of the garden from the 16th to the early 20th century. It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Maria Sibylla Merian and Carl Fabergé, and some of the earliest and rarest surviving depictions of gardens and plants.

Admission

Adult £9.75
Concessions £8.95
Under 17/Disabled £4.95
Under 5 Free

Website

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/painting-paradise-the-art-of-the-garden

caricature of "convex" man and "concave" woman

High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

  • 13 November 2015 — 14 February 2016

Portly squires and young dandies, Jane Austenesque heroines and their chaperones, dashing young officers and corrupt politicians. Just some of the subjects of the keenly observant satires by English caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827).

High Spirits brings together a collection of comic works by Rowlandson and examines life at the turn of the 19th century through the caricaturist's sharp eye and appreciation of humour in everyday life.

Admission

Adult £9.75
Concessions £8.95
Under 17/Disabled £4.95
Under 5 Free

Website

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/high-spirits-the-comic-art-of-thomas-rowlandson-london

painting of a woman during a music lesson

Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

  • 13 November 2015 — 14 February 2016

The Dutch artists of the 17th century painted ordinary people doing everyday things. They offer us a glimpse into the rumbustious life of village taverns and peasant cottages, and the quiet domesticity of courtyards and parlours.

While the subject­-matter may be ordinary – the preparation of food, eating and drinking, the enjoyment of music or a family game – the painting is rich and jewel-like, with equal attention paid to a discarded clay pipe as to a fine silk drape. The meticulously documented details often allude to a work's deeper meaning or to moral messages that would have been familiar to the contemporary viewer.

Presenting 20 masterpieces from the Royal Collection, the exhibition includes works by Gerrit Dou, Gabriel Metsu, Jan Steen and Pieter de Hooch, and Johannes Vermeer's A Lady at the Virginal with a Gentleman, 'The Music Lesson'.

Admission

Adult £9.75
Concessions £8.95
Under 17/Disabled £4.95
Under 5 Free

Website

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/masters-of-the-everyday-dutch-artists-in-the-age-of-vermeer

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