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A group explore the ruins of the South Portico at Thebes

Exhibition special event - Archaeology Among the Ruins

Wednesday, 26 November 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Dr Debbie Challis for a 1-hour afternoon talk as she explores the effect photography had on the emergence of archaeology as a new science. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - Archaeology Among the Ruins

Short talk - The Tiger of Mysore

Thursday, 27 November 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Tipu Sultan claimed that it was 'better to live a single day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep' and adopted the symbol of the tiger as his own. This talk will look at ... Read more about Short talk - The Tiger of Mysore

A table of silver-gilt from the Grand Serivce on display in the State Dining Room.

Christmas at Windsor Castle

Monday, 1 December 2014 to Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Windsor Castle

This December, the State Apartments at Windsor Castle will be transformed with festive decorations. ... Read more about Christmas at Windsor Castle

Exhibition special event - Precursors to the Prince: the Grand Tour in the Ottoman Empire

Wednesday, 3 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

During this exclusive evening lecture, Dr Philip Mansel, historian and author of Constantinople and Levant, will look into the aims and motivations of many prominent literary and political figures in travelling to these regions. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - Precursors to the Prince: the Grand Tour in the Ottoman Empire

Detail of the Propylon of the Temple from the Great Court, Temple of Horus , Edfu

Short talk - Francis Bedford - royal photographer

Thursday, 4 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Bedford had to transport all his photographic equipment and materials across the Middle East in order to document the royal tour. Sophie Gordon, the curator of ... Read more about Short talk - Francis Bedford - royal photographer

Detail of a painting from a triptych depecting the Coronation, Nativity and Crucifixion

Access Event - Verbal Description Session

Thursday, 4 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Working with the RNIB's Music Advisory Service, this event - Secular and Sacred: Art and Music in late fourteenth-century Italy - is designed to give blind and partially-sighted visitors an insight into The Queen's Gallery, the Royal Collection, and ... Read more about Access Event - Verbal Description Session

A festive Victorian dinner service at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Exclusive Evening Tour

Friday, 5 December 2014 to Saturday, 3 January 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

This winter, take part in a festive Exclusive Evening Tour of The Queen's official residence in Scotland. ... Read more about Exclusive Evening Tour

Family Saturdays in December 2014: The Magic of Christmas Past

Saturday, 6 December 2014 to Saturday, 20 December 2014
Windsor Castle
A view of a State Room at Windsor Castle

Exclusive Evening Tour

Saturday, 6 December 2014 to Saturday, 27 December 2014
Windsor Castle

This December, take part in an Exclusive Evening Tour. Enjoy a 'behind-the-ropes' experience in the festively-decorated State Apartments. ... Read more about Exclusive Evening Tour

Portrait miniature of Catherine of Braganza, detail

Study day - Close-up and Personal: Portrait Miniatures in the Royal Collection

Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Windsor Castle

Come to Windsor Castle for our study day which will look at the intricate details which make portrait miniatures both dazzling and fascinating; offering us a fleeting sense of the sitter’s personality. ... Read more about Study day - Close-up and Personal: Portrait Miniatures in the Royal Collection

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