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Short talk - Outdoor Life at Osborne: pleasure and education

Thursday, 30 April 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This short talk by Simon Spier, Curatorial Intern in Decorative Arts department, will focus on the relationship Queen Victoria and Prince Albert held with their garden at Osborne House. Not only was it a space for aesthetic experiments, but it also ... Read more about Short talk - Outdoor Life at Osborne: pleasure and education

The King's Bed Chamber, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Access Event - Verbal Description Tour, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

This tour enables blind and partially sighted visitors to get up close to objects behind the ropes in the Royal Dining Room, King's Bedchamber and Morning Drawing Room at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. ... Read more about Access Event - Verbal Description Tour, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Access Event - Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

This small group tour for visitors with hearing loss explores key works of art and historical themes in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, from its medieval origins to the present day. ... Read more about Access Event - Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Exhibition special event - The art of dialling

Wednesday, 29 April 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Sally Goodsir, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, to learn about the fascinating history of sundials and dialling. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - The art of dialling

Short talk - Pictures in Stone: The art of Pietre Dure

Thursday, 23 April 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Pietre Dure is one of the most exotic and expensive of decorative art forms, where semi-precious hardstones are used to form 'pictures in stone', often with subjects of fruit, flowers and birds. This talk will look at the development of the art in ... Read more about Short talk - Pictures in Stone: The art of Pietre Dure

Inca crown conservaation

Lunchtime lecture - A Crown from Ecuador: a Mystery to be Solved

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Palace of Holyroodhouse curator, Deborah Clarke, as she unravels the mystery of the Ecuadorian crown presented to Queen Victoria in 1862. ... Read more about Lunchtime lecture - A Crown from Ecuador: a Mystery to be Solved

Short recital: Tandernacken

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by nature as part of our free lunchtime programme. Enjoy a selection of music from: ... Read more about Short recital: Tandernacken

Bach to Baby Family Concert

Saturday, 18 April 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Event Sold Out. This Easter holiday, join us for a very special family concert hosted by Bach to Baby, the critically acclaimed concert series for babies, tots and you. The event is organised as part of our Family Day to ... Read more about Bach to Baby Family Concert

Children wear costume during family activity day

Family Activity Day - Painting Paradise

Saturday, 18 April 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join us at The Queen's Gallery for a day of family fun. Take part in our exciting art workshops and interactive talks and learn how gardens have changed during the last four hundred years. ... Read more about Family Activity Day - Painting Paradise

Child trying on tricorn hat

Family Activities: Hold onto your hats

Thursday, 16 April 2015 to Friday, 17 April 2015
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Explore the coachman's State Livery (uniform) and make your own tricorn hat. Why not decorate it with colourful drawings, ribbons and feathers and wear it during your visit – or even on your way home. ... Read more about Family Activities: Hold onto your hats

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