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Royal Childhood exhibition depicting Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margeret on a wooden rocking horse

Royal Childhood

Saturday, 26 July 2014 to Sunday, 28 September 2014

Buckingham Palace

From well-loved toys and treasured family gifts to tiny childhood outfits, a special exhibition at Buckingham Palace will give an unprecedented glimpse into life as a young member of the royal family growing up at Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about Royal Childhood

The Queen's Coronation 1953

Saturday, 27 July 2013 to Sunday, 29 September 2013

Buckingham Palace

This summer marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most momentous occasions in 20th-century British history – the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To mark the anniversary of the event, a major exhibition for the Summer Opening of ... Read more about The Queen's Coronation 1953

Tiara from the Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration exhibition

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration

Saturday, 30 June 2012 to Sunday, 7 October 2012

Buckingham Palace

Diamond, the hardest natural material known, carries associations of endurance and longevity. These qualities, allied to the purity, magnificence and value of the stones, have for centuries led rulers to deploy diamonds in regalia, jewellery and ... Read more about Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration

Royal Fabergé

Saturday, 23 July 2011 to Monday, 3 October 2011

Buckingham Palace

Over 100 masterpieces by Peter Carl Fabergé, the greatest Russian jeweller and goldsmith of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, will go on display in a special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace. Royal Fabergé explores how six ... Read more about Royal Fabergé

The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design

Saturday, 23 July 2011 to Monday, 3 October 2011

Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress takes centre-stage in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace during the annual Summer Opening.  ... Read more about The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design

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.  ... Read more about The Queen's Year

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

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

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

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