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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D/deaf and hard of hearing : The First Georgians, in partnership with the Wallace Collection

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This two-day event, at The Queen's Gallery Buckingham Palace and the Wallace Collection, will compare and contrast art and society in eighteenth-century Britain and France.
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Short Recital - Handel Suite No.7 in G minor HWV432

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a short 15-minute recitals on the Shudi Harpsichord and other period instruments, exploring music from the Georgian era ... Read more about Short Recital - Handel Suite No.7 in G minor HWV432