Exhibitions

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 to Friday, 1 October 2010
Buckingham Palace

This exhibition brings together examples of Her Majesty’s ceremonial dress with day and evening wear to reflect the full range of events in the royal diary.  Ancient symbols of authority and historic ceremonial objects are shown alongside gifts...

A watermill beside a woody lane, by Meyndert Hobbema
Friday, 30 April 2010 to Sunday, 9 January 2011
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This exhibition brings together 42 remarkable works, including paintings by Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, Nicolaes Berchem and Meyndert Hobbema. These and the other artists represented in the exhibition were based in the main artistic centres of...

Friday, 19 March 2010 to Sunday, 5 December 2010
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This exhibition is the first ever to focus on Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s shared enthusiasm for art. Bringing together more than 400 items from the Royal Collection, it celebrates the royal couple’s mutual delight in collecting and displaying...

Friday, 30 October 2009 to Sunday, 14 February 2010
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The exhibition traces the roots of the Conversation Piece back to the Netherlands in the 17th century and to the work of artists such as Pieter de Hooch and Godfried Schalcken. This form of group portraiture reached the height of its popularity in...

Friday, 2 October 2009 to Sunday, 11 April 2010
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This exhibition of remarkable Antarctic photography by George Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley marks the 100th anniversary of Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey to the South Pole.

Sunday, 26 July 2009 to Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Buckingham Palace

This exhibition brings together twenty-seven dresses worn by Her Majesty on Commonwealth tours over the past six decades, including evening gowns and daywear by the royal couturiers Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies and Ian Thomas. It includes over 100...

Saturday, 23 May 2009 to Sunday, 11 October 2009
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The eighteenth-century Sèvres porcelain in the Royal Collection ranks as the finest in the world. Largely formed by George IV between 1783 and 1830, it epitomises his taste for the rich, the exotic and the extravagant. The grandest pieces formed...

Wednesday, 8 April 2009 to Sunday, 18 April 2010
Windsor Castle

This exhibition explores the life of one of the most significant figures in the history of the English monarchy, bringing together treasures from the Royal Collection and the archives of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. 

Thursday, 13 November 2008 to Sunday, 8 March 2009
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This exhibition highlights the passionate collecting of Italian art by the British court in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 

Friday, 17 October 2008 to Sunday, 26 April 2009
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This first exhibition ever mounted of Flemish paintings in the Royal Collection brings together 51 works from the 15th to 17th centuries, including masterpieces by Hans Memling, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jan Brueghel, Van Dyck and Rubens. By the 1550s...

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