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Royal Childhood exhibition depicting Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margeret on a wooden rocking horse
Saturday, 26 July 2014 to Sunday, 28 September 2014
Buckingham Palace

From well-loved toys and treasured family gifts to tiny childhood outfits, a special exhibition at Buckingham Palace will give an unprecedented glimpse into life as a young member of the royal family growing up at Buckingham Palace.

Poetry: © Carol Ann Duffy; Artwork: © Stephen Raw; Photograph: Royal Collection Trust
Thursday, 7 August 2014 to Sunday, 2 November 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This exhibition celebrates the work of the current Poet Laureate and explores the role of the Poet Laureate, and the close relationship between poet and monarch over the last three and a half centuries.

Friday, 7 November 2014 to Sunday, 22 February 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This exhibition celebrates the enduring qualities of gold, and draws on works of art from the Bronze Age to the present day.

The distinctive properties of gold – its lustre and its warm yellow colour which appears to mirror the sun, its rarity...

Friday, 7 November 2014 to Sunday, 22 February 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

In 1862 the leading British photographer, Francis Bedford was commissioned by Queen Victoria to accompany her son and heir on an ambitious journey around the Middle East. This exhibition documents that journey.

Friday, 14 November 2014 to Sunday, 8 February 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

One of the great artists of the Baroque, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-64) was perhaps the most innovative and technically brilliant Italian draftsman of his time. He practised as a painter, but won fame for his drawings and prints.