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).
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
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
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
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
30 April 2005 - April 2006
In the 100 years between the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo and the outbreak of the First World War, British forces fought in only one European war - the Crimean War of 1854-56. Improved communication, the advent of photography, the growth of the pictorial press and the presence of war reporters in the Crimea allowed the British public to follow the unfolding events of conflict for the first time. ... Read more about Queen Victoria and the Crimea