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The Queen's Year

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 to Friday, 1 October 2010
Buckingham Palace

This exhibition brings together examples of Her Majesty’s ceremonial dress with day and evening wear to reflect the full range of events in the royal diary.  Ancient symbols of authority and historic ceremonial objects are shown alongside gifts ... Read more about The Queen's Year

Victoria & Albert: Art & Love

Friday, 19 March 2010 to Sunday, 5 December 2010
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This exhibition is the first ever to focus on Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s shared enthusiasm for art. Bringing together more than 400 items from the Royal Collection, it celebrates the royal couple’s mutual delight in collecting and displaying ... Read more about Victoria & Albert: Art & Love

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. This form of group portraiture reached the height of its popularity in ... Read more about The Conversation Piece: Scenes of Fashionable Life

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

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

The Art of Italy: The Baroque

Thursday, 13 November 2008 to Sunday, 8 March 2009
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This exhibition highlights the passionate collecting of Italian art by the British court in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  ... Read more about The Art of Italy: The Baroque

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

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

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 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

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