A favourite royal retreat for more than 300 years, Frogmore House will be open to the public on 3, 4 and 5 June and 23, 24 and 25 August 2008. The annual summer opening offers visitors the chance to discover the delightful interiors of the house and the beautiful garden setting at the heart of the magnificent private Home Park of Windsor Castle. ... Read more about Annual summer openings of Frogmore House and Garden
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
25 April - 26 October 2008
The highly acclaimed exhibition of 16th- and 17th-century Italian art in the Royal Collection comes to Scotland in two parts in 2008 and 2009. It celebrates the artistic legacy of the Stuart kings, Charles I and his son, Charles II, whose taste profoundly influenced the character of the British Royal Collection. ... Read more about The Art of Italy in the Royal Collection: The Renaissance
Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
14 March - 28 September 2008
This extraordinary exhibition, recently shown at The Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh, is selected from the collections of the Royal Library in collaboration with the distinguished naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. It brings together the works of four artists and a collector who have shaped our knowledge of the world around us. Leonardo da Vinci, Cassiano dal Pozzo, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian and Mark Catesby are diverse figures who shared a passion for enquiry and a fascination with the beautiful and bizarre in nature. All lived at a time when new species were being discovered around the world in ever increasing numbers. ... Read more about Exhibitions 2008
The Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle
16 May 2008 – 22 February 2009
To celebrate the 60th birthday of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in 2008, a special exhibition will be shown at Windsor Castle, the royal home where The Prince spent much of his childhood. Photographs from the Royal Photograph Collection will document major public and family events in
His Royal Highness’s life – his Investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969, marriage to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, the births of Princes William and Harry, and his marriage to the Duchess of Cornwall in 2005, while works of art and memorabilia selected from the Royal Collection and from The Prince’s own personal archive will reflect many of His Royal Highness’s lifelong interests. ... Read more about HRH The Prince of Wales: An Exhibition to Celebrate his Sixtieth Birthday
To celebrate the 60th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales on 14 November 2008, it is announced today that ten of the Royal Collection’s finest drawings by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) will travel to museums and galleries across the United Kingdom in 2008-9.
If you are searching for that extra-special Christmas present, the Royal Collection can offer a host of original gift ideas. Treat someone to a Private Guided Tour or a Royal Day Out at Buckingham Palace, or enjoy the seasonal display at Windsor Castle and pop into the Royal Collection shops during your visit. Here you will find an assortment of unique gifts and a range of luxury seasonal fare, including mince pies, Christmas cakes, special preserves, as well as Buckingham Palace vintage champagne and a lovely Château Lafite Rothschild claret.
The Royal Collection will be at World Travel Market to launch next year’s special exhibitions and the exciting new programme of group visits to the Official Residences of The Queen. Among the many choices on offer in their groups brochure for 2008 are Private Guided Tours of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, available for the very first time in March and April, when Her Majesty The Queen is in residence at Sandringham and Windsor.