The Queen's Gallery

The Queen's Gallery
Buckingham Palace, Birdcage Walk, London, SW1A 1AA
  • Telephone 020 7766 7301
  • Opening times Daily: 10am–5.30pm.
  • Seasonal times Closed Oct 7–31 and Dec 25–26.
  • Admission Adult £10.30; Concessions £9.40; Under 17 / Disabled £5.30; Under 5 Free; Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £25.90
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  • Website www.royalcollection.org.uk
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The Queen's Gallery

credit: Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016

Buckingham Palace's art gallery exhibits art from the Royal Collection. How big is the Royal Collection? When your family starts collecting art in the Tudor period, you've got time to build up a sizeable haul. The gallery was built on the site of a former chapel that was bombed during World War II, and opened in 1962; if the Doric portico looks like it belongs to a different building, that's because it was added during the 1999-2002 refurbishments. Approximately 450 works are on display at any given time. Check the website for current exhibitions.

National Rail station London Victoria and London Underground stations Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner are all within easy walking distance. Buses 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.

Events at this venue

There are 11 events at this location

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Book club: The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story

Join us for another Royal Collection Trust Book club as author Lynda Waterhouse guides you through the story of a mysterious painting of masked revellers at the Venice carnival, which lies at the centre of this chilling tale by Susan Hill. In the style of M.R. James and Daphne du Maurier, the story takes you from the…

Tue 31 Oct

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7766 7301

Canaletto in Venice

Join experts from Royal Collection Trust, The Wallace Collection and the Hamilton Kerr Institute for this collaborative study day focusing on the Venetian artist Canaletto. Starting at The Wallace Collection, uncover the story behind Canaletto’s rise to fame in Britain, learn about the artist’s techniques and join a…

Fri 3 Nov

£35 (£31.50) / 020 7766 7301

Canaletto's vision of Venice

During the age of the Grand Tour new buildings were going up, and old buildings were falling down in Venice. Join Deborah Howard, Professor Emerita of Architectural History at the University of Cambridge, as she examines the architecture of Venice as seen in Canaletto’s paintings, and discuss the ways in which the artist…

Wed 25 Oct

Free with exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass / 020 7766 7301

Charles II: Art & Power

Charles II liked a good time, and that included having himself painted. This exhibition shows the extent of his patronage of the arts and the resurgence of state-sponsored art that happened under the Restoration.

Mon 1 Jan 2018

Adult £11.00, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £10.00, Under 17/ Disabled £5.50, Under 5 Free, Family £27.50 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

Tue 2 Jan 2018

Adult £11.00, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £10.00, Under 17/ Disabled £5.50, Under 5 Free, Family £27.50 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

Wed 3 Jan 2018

Adult £11.00, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £10.00, Under 17/ Disabled £5.50, Under 5 Free, Family £27.50 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

…and 104 more dates until 17 Apr 2018

Family Activities: Bach to Baby

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Bach to Baby family concerts, Royal Collection Trust and Bach to Baby are delighted to announce three more concerts at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace for spring 2017. Carnaval de Venise featuring Anne Denholm, harp. Enjoy listening to the concert in style with…

Mon 23 Oct

£15.00 for one adult and up to two under 5s. Please note: this event is restricted to 2 Under 5 tickets per transaction. To redeem the 2 Under 5… / 020 7766 7301

  • 11:00 – 11:40

Wed 13 Dec

£15.00 for one adult and up to two under 5s. Please note: this event is restricted to 2 Under 5 tickets per transaction. To redeem the 2 Under 5… / 020 7766 7301

Mon 22 Jan 2018

£15.00 for one adult and up to two under 5s. Please note: this event is restricted to 2 Under 5 tickets per transaction. To redeem the 2 Under 5… / 020 7766 7301

…and 4 more dates until 25 Jun 2018

Family Activity Day- Canaletto & the Art of Venice

Join us for a special family day out. Explore the exhibition, get inspired by the works of art and take part in our workshops to create your own artwork.

Mon 23 Oct

Free with admission / 020 7766 7301

In conversation: Andrew Graham-Dixon and Russell Norman

Join BBC presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon and Russell Norman, restaurateur and founder of Polpo, as they discuss Venetian culture and its influence in Britain. From Canaletto’s rise to fame to our nation’s passion for Venetian food and drink, what is it about Venice that has captured our hearts and our stomachs? Russell…

Thu 9 Nov

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7766 7301

Little stories for under-5s

Join us for a tour around the Gallery for under-5s and their carers. Visit our amazing exhibition and be inspired to use the displays to learn about shapes and colours. In October, our Little Stories will be part of our Canaletto Family Day. Families are invited to go on a storytelling journey through the gallery.

Mon 23 Oct

Free with admission / 020 7766 7301

  • 11:00 – 11:30

October half-term: Family day- Canaletto & the Art of Venice

At 11:00 and 13:30 take part in our music and storytelling session. First you will create your own sparkling carnivale mask, and then go on a storytelling journey through the gallery. Discover the tale of the mischevious and mysterious little dog who appears in most of Canaletto's Venetian paintings, and have a go with…

Mon 23 Oct

Free with admission / 020 7766 7301

Royal College of Music short recitals

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by Canaletto & the Art of Venice as part of our free lunchtime programme. Enjoy a selection of music by composers: Performed by: Amelia Shakespeare (flute) Luke Challinor (cello) Jonatan Bougt (theorbo)

Wed 1 Nov

Free with exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass / 020 7766 7301

Short talk- When in Rome

Join exhibition co-curator Lucy Whitaker for this talk as she explores the story behind Canaletto's views of Rome which he painted in Venice in the 1740s.

Thu 26 Oct

Free with exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass / 020 7766 7301

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