The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Friday, 11 April 2014 to Sunday, 12 October 2014

In 1714 George I ascended the throne as the first British monarch of the German House of Hanover. With the dawn of a new dynastic age came a silent revolution – one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British political, intellectual and cultural life. 

To mark the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era, The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760 explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II as a product of a time when Britain was the world’s most liberal, commercial and modern society. It brings together over 300 works in the Royal Collection from royal residences across the UK.

Upcoming event:

Concert: Chamber Music for The First Georgians - Thursday, 11 September, 18:30-21:00

Opening times

Open daily, 10:00-17:30
Last admission 16:30

Admission prices

Adult £9.75
Concessions £8.95
Under 17 £4.95
Under 5 Free

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