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 visit to the Royal Mews

Exploring the Royal Mews

Age group: 
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
English, History, Art & Design
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

The Royal Mews is one of the finest working stables in the world and home to many of the men and women who work here as grooms, coachmen and carriage restorers. This session encourages children to investigate the special environment of the Royal Mews: ... Read more about Exploring the Royal Mews

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 on  examples of portraits from two ... Read more about To paint or to 'click'? Learning to look at portraits in photography and paintings

Learning Resources

Changing the guard in the forecourt of Buckingham PalaceChanging the guard in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

Teacher Information Packs - London

For further information about your group's visit to the Royal Mews, The Queen's Gallery or the State Rooms at Buckingham Place download our comprehensive teachers' packs. Use these practical documents on your trip to provide you with useful ... Read more about Teacher Information Packs - London

Design a Crown Activity

Download the activity and design your own crown - what colours and jewels would you use on your crown? ... Read more about Design a Crown Activity