Schools: London
Visit three inspiring and unique sites in London - the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Gallery and the Royal Mews - and combine history, art and a working palace.

School Sessions

School children visiting Buckingham Palace

Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
English, History, Art & Design, Citizenship
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Buckingham palace is the London home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the headquarters of the British monarchy. A visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace is a unique experience, combining history, an art collection and a working palace. ... Read more about Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

Portrait of Abd al-Qadir, April 1862

To paint or to 'click'? Learning to look at portraits in photography and paintings

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Art & Design, History, History and Art
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This session enables pupils studying Art & Design and History to examine some of the techniques and skills used to look at an historical image and analyse the clues and narratives portrayed. Focussing onĀ  examples of portraits from two ... Read more about To paint or to 'click'? Learning to look at portraits in photography and paintings

Learning Resources

Coaches at the Royal Mews. Photographer: Pawel Libera

Design a Carriage Activity

The Royal Mews is home to a unique collection of carriages. Download the activity and create your own carriage for a royal procession. ... Read more about Design a Carriage Activity