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Works from the Royal Collection included in Tate Britain exhibition

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Several works of art from the Royal Collection have gone on display at Tate Britain in London in a new exhibition that explores sculpture in the Victorian era. ... Read more about Works from the Royal Collection included in Tate Britain exhibition

UK coach tour operators visit Windsor Castle

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Over 30 coach tour operators from around the UK have visited Windsor Castle to experience the new special group visit, A Prince, A Duke and an Emperor – created to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. ... Read more about UK coach tour operators visit Windsor Castle

The bullet that killed Lord Nelson goes on display at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Monday, 16 February 2015

The bullet that killed Admiral Lord Nelson has gone on display at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, in an exhibition commemorating the 250th anniversary of the launch of the warship HMS Victory.   ... Read more about The bullet that killed Lord Nelson goes on display at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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'Gold' exhibition to open in Edinburgh

Monday, 16 February 2015

An exhibition celebrating the beauty and symbolism of gold opens at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse on 27 March.  Through over 60 items drawn from across the Royal Collection, from the Early Bronze Age to the 20th century, Gold ... Read more about 'Gold' exhibition to open in Edinburgh

Meiji model of Taitokuin Mausoleum on display at the 1910 Japan-British Exhibition in London

Model of lost architectural treasure returns to Japan after more than 100 years

Thursday, 5 February 2015

A spectacular 1:10 scale model of one of Tokyo's most important lost architectural treasures has returned to Japan after more than 100 years.  Part of the Royal Collection, the model represents the Taitokuin Mausoleum, built in 1632 as the memorial to ... Read more about Model of lost architectural treasure returns to Japan after more than 100 years

New range of chinaware marks 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Monday, 2 February 2015

A new exhibition at Windsor Castle commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo has inspired a range of fine bone chinaware.  The range of china has been designed exclusively for Royal Collection Trust and includes a souvenir coaster, ... Read more about New range of chinaware marks 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Battlefield souvenirs go on display as Windsor Castle marks 200th anniversary of Waterloo

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Napoleon's cloak, taken from the Emperor's fleeing baggage train; a chair made from the tree that marked the Duke of Wellington's command post on the battlefield; and one of George IV's most prized possessions – a table immortalising Napoleon's reign – are among the unique artefacts to go on display at Windsor Castle to mark the 200th anniversary of the momentous battle. ... Read more about Battlefield souvenirs go on display as Windsor Castle marks 200th anniversary of Waterloo

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Royal Collection paintings on loan to the Royal Academy

Monday, 26 January 2015

Three paintings from the Royal Collection have gone on display in a new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.  The exhibition focuses on the work of Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens, as well as that of notable artists of subsequent ... Read more about Royal Collection paintings on loan to the Royal Academy

Henry VIII's copy of the world's first gardening manual reveals green-fingered tips

Friday, 23 January 2015

Cucumbers shake with fear at thunder; squash will bear fruit after nine days if planted in the ashes of human bone and watered with oil; and planting a radish, lettuce seed, nasturtium and colewort inside a ball of goat manure will result in tasty lettuces. These are just some of the more bizarre horticultural tips contained within the world's first gardening manual, written more than 700 years ago and acquired by Henry VIII (1491–1547). ... Read more about Henry VIII's copy of the world's first gardening manual reveals green-fingered tips

Napoleon's letter of surrender to go on display alongside previously unseen letter from the Duke of Wellington, who defeated him at Waterloo

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Letters written to the future monarch George IV by the Duke of Wellington and the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte – one proclaiming victory, the other defeat – will go on display at Windsor Castle from 31 January 2015. They are part of an exhibition and themed visit, Waterloo at Windsor: 1815 – 2015, which includes items seized from the battlefield, historic documents from the Royal Collection and the Royal Archives, and contemporary prints and drawings. ... Read more about Napoleon's letter of surrender to go on display alongside previously unseen letter from the Duke of Wellington, who defeated him at Waterloo

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