The Royal Mews

The Royal Mews
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace Road
London
Greater London
SW1A 1AA
England

Website

www.royal.gov.uk

E-mail

information@royalcollection.org.uk

Telephone

020 7766 7302

Fax

020 7903 9625

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Interior of a grand stablehouse

The Royal Mews houses the State vehicles, both horse-drawn carriages and motor cars, used for coronations, State Visits, royal weddings, the State Opening of Parliament and official engagements. Visitors can see the Gold State Coach which was last used during The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 to carry Her Majesty and Prince Philip to the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral.

For most of the year the stables are home to the working horses that play an important role in The Queen's official and ceremonial duties. They are mainly Cleveland Bays, the only British breed of carriage horse, and the Windsor greys, which by tradition always draw the carriage in which The Queen is travelling. As they may be on duty, undergoing training or having a well-deserved rest away from London, the horses are not always on view.

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site

Opening hours

1100 - 1600 27 March to 30 July & 27 Sept to 31 Oct daily except Fridays

Admission charges

Free

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