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Enchanting the Eye: Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age

Friday, 11 February 2005 to Sunday, 30 October 2005

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

17th-century paintings. Among the most enduringly popular images in Western Art, these pictures have for centuries been admired for their harmonious compositions, close observation of detail, subtle light effects and meticulous finish.  The 51 ... Read more about Enchanting the Eye: Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age

Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Friday, 19 May 2006 to Sunday, 29 October 2006

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The art collection formed by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother reflects her warm friendships with artists and her very personal response to a quality in works of art that she called ‘the effect of magic’.  Queen Elizabeth was an enthusiastic supporter ... Read more about Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Dress for the Occasion

Wednesday, 26 July 2006 to Sunday, 24 September 2006

Buckingham Palace

This exhibtion showcases 80 of The Queen's magnificent evening gowns, as well as items of her private jewellery and a choice selection of photographic portraits, in a special display for the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace to celebrate her 80th ... Read more about Dress for the Occasion

A Royal Wedding, 20 November 1947

Saturday, 28 July 2007 to Friday, 28 September 2007

Buckingham Palace

This exhibition marks the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip and looks back to 20 November 1947, when the nation rejoiced in the happiness of the future Queen and her consort. Against the austerity of post-War Britain, with ... Read more about A Royal Wedding, 20 November 1947

Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

Friday, 14 March 2008 to Sunday, 28 September 2008

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The works in this exhibition have been selected, in collaboration with Sir David Attenborough, from six remarkable and diverse groups of natural history drawings and watercolours in the Royal Collection. They date from the late fifteenth century to ... Read more about Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

A State Banquet at Buckingham Palace

Tuesday, 29 July 2008 to Monday, 29 September 2008

Buckingham Palace

For the first time ever and for this summer only, visitors to Buckingham Palace will experience the spectacle of the Ballroom set up for a State Banquet. Held in honour of a visiting Head of State, the State Banquet is the occasion when The Queen ... Read more about A State Banquet at Buckingham Palace

Bruegel to Rubens: Masters of Flemish Painting

Friday, 17 October 2008 to Sunday, 26 April 2009

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This first exhibition ever mounted of Flemish paintings in the Royal Collection brings together 51 works from the 15th to 17th centuries, including masterpieces by Hans Memling, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jan Brueghel, Van Dyck and Rubens. By the 1550s ... Read more about Bruegel to Rubens: Masters of Flemish Painting

French Porcelain for English Palaces: Sèvres from The Royal Collection

Saturday, 23 May 2009 to Sunday, 11 October 2009

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The eighteenth-century Sèvres porcelain in the Royal Collection ranks as the finest in the world. Largely formed by George IV between 1783 and 1830, it epitomises his taste for the rich, the exotic and the extravagant. The grandest pieces formed ... Read more about French Porcelain for English Palaces: Sèvres from The Royal Collection

Queen & Commonwealth: The Royal Tour

Sunday, 26 July 2009 to Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Buckingham Palace

This exhibition brings together twenty-seven dresses worn by Her Majesty on Commonwealth tours over the past six decades, including evening gowns and daywear by the royal couturiers Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies and Ian Thomas. It includes over 100 ... Read more about Queen & Commonwealth: The Royal Tour

The Conversation Piece: Scenes of Fashionable Life

Friday, 30 October 2009 to Sunday, 14 February 2010

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The exhibition traces the roots of the Conversation Piece back to the Netherlands in the 17th century and to the work of artists such as Pieter de Hooch and Godfried Schalcken. ... Read more about The Conversation Piece: Scenes of Fashionable Life

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