Multimedia tours at the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

A family enjoying their audio tour, during a visit to the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

To make the most of your visit, pick up one of the free audio tours.

General tour

Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Mandarin.

The tour is introduced by The Prince of Wales, Chairman of the Royal Collection Trust, and takes you through all the State Rooms and the special exhibition. The commentary provides a lively guide to royal history and the works of art from the Royal Collection. You hear about the Palace’s transformation over the last 300 years, from its early beginnings as Buckingham House to the world-famous building we see today.

Family multimedia tour

Join two young presenters, David and Natalie, who will guide you through the Palace with a little extra help from Rex the Corgi who pops up to explain things to younger family members.

The Family Multimedia Guide is available in English and is aimed at families with children under 12.

Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors

Available in English.

The tour is rich in description, giving the listener a sense of the size and scale of the Palace, the decoration of the rooms and the texture of materials and furnishings. Expert curators highlight some of the greatest and most popular works in the Royal Collection, including paintings by Van Dyck and Canaletto.

Tour for D/deaf and hard of hearing visitors

The general tour is translated into British Sign Language and available as a video tour for our D/deaf and hard of hearing visitors. Subtitles are included. It is advisable to book the player in advance by contacting

More information on Access facilities for visitors can be found on our Access pages.