Press releases

Annual Openings of Frogmore House, Garden and Mausoleum

Release date: 
Tuesday, 17 January 2006

January 2006

Frogmore House, set in the magnificent private Home Park of Windsor Castle, has been a favoured royal retreat for over 300 years.  Built in the 17th century, it was purchased in 1792 for George III’s consort, Queen Charlotte.  Frogmore is no longer an occupied royal residence but is frequently used by the Royal Family for entertaining.

New tours at Windsor Castle bring 1,000 years of royal history to life

Release date: 
Tuesday, 17 January 2006

Three complimentary audio tours will be introduced at Windsor Castle this year. From 1 February there will be a special tour for those visiting with children, a tour designed for the visually-impaired, and a general tour available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Chinese (Mandarin).

Half-term family activities at the official residences of The Queen

Release date: 
Tuesday, 17 January 2006

Windsor Castle
Exploring Armour 11:00 to 15:00, 14-18 February 2006

Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest castle in the world, is home to an amazing collection of armour. With one of the Castle’s trails, you can search for suits of armour worn by kings and princes, find the shields of the naughty knights, marvel at Henry VIII’s enormous suit of armour, and learn how jousting tournaments, originally the way to practice before a battle, became a popular sport. ... Read more about Half-term family activities at the official residences of The Queen

Group Visits and Private Tours 2006

Release date: 
Friday, 13 January 2006

With the launch of their new Group Visits and Private Tours brochure for 2006, the Royal Collection is offering several exciting new options for those visiting the official residences of The Queen this year. ... Read more about Group Visits and Private Tours 2006

Exhibitions and Displays 2005

Release date: 
Wednesday, 4 May 2005

May 2005

The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Enchanting the Eye: Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age *
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Until 30 October 2005
The Royal Collection contains one of the world’s finest groups of Dutch 17th-century paintings. ... Read more about Exhibitions and Displays 2005

New online catalogue reveals stories behind the Royal Collection

Release date: 
Wednesday, 27 April 2005

On 27 April 2005 the Royal Collection launches on its new website (www.royalcollection.org.uk) the first phase of the e-Gallery, a multimedia catalogue of some of the greatest works in the Collection. ... Read more about New online catalogue reveals stories behind the Royal Collection

Royal Wedding commemorative tankards from the Royal Collection

Release date: 
Thursday, 24 March 2005

To celebrate the marriage of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and Mrs Camilla Parker-Bowles on 8th April 2005, the Royal Collection has produced two exquisite English bone china tankards. ... Read more about Royal Wedding commemorative tankards from the Royal Collection

Annual Openings of Frogmore House, Garden and Mausoleum

Release date: 
Thursday, 10 March 2005

Frogmore House, set amid the magnificent private Home Park of Windsor Castle, has been a favoured royal retreat for over 300 years. Built in the 17th century, it was purchased in 1792 for George III’s consort, Queen Charlotte. Frogmore is no longer an occupied royal residence but is frequently used by the Royal Family for entertaining. ... Read more about Annual Openings of Frogmore House, Garden and Mausoleum

Enchanting the Eye: Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age

Release date: 
Friday, 11 February 2005

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

11 February - 30 October 2005

The Royal Collection contains one of the world's finest groups of Dutch 17th-century paintings. Among the most enduringly popular images in Western Art, these pictures have for centuries been admired for their harmonious compositions, close observation of detail, subtle light effects and meticulous finish. ... Read more about Enchanting the Eye: Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age

Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Release date: 
Tuesday, 4 January 2005

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

19 March - 25 September 2005
The art collection formed by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother reflects her warm friendships with artists and her very personal response to a quality in works of art that she called 'the effect of magic'. ... Read more about Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

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