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Palace of Holyroodhouse and Garden History Tour for groups

Thursday, 1 May 2014 to Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse

New for 2014, groups can book a guided walk through the historic Palace gardens combined with a visit to the Historic State Apartments. Including parts of the grounds not normally open to the public, the tour takes you through the ruins of the... Read more about Palace of Holyroodhouse and Garden History Tour for groups

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Short talk - Mistaken identity

Thursday, 1 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Don Rodrigo de Calderon by Rubens was bought by King George I as a portrait of the infamous Spanish general, the Duke of Alva. The painting has been altered in size in the... Read more about Short talk - Mistaken identity

Short Recital - Charles Avison 2 Menuets from Sonata Prima Op.5

Wednesday, 7 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short recital with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a short 15-minute recitals on the Shudi Harpsichord and other period instruments, exploring music from the Georgian... Read more about Short Recital - Charles Avison 2 Menuets from Sonata Prima Op.5

Study Day - Enlightened Monarchs: Art at court in the eighteenth century

Wednesday, 7 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of George I's accession to the British throne in 1714, Royal Collection Trust, the Wallace Collection and the Society for Court Studies are organising a study day dedicated to the often overlooked art patronage of... Read more about Study Day - Enlightened Monarchs: Art at court in the eighteenth century

Short talk - Electress Sophia rediscovered

Thursday, 8 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Electress Sophia of Hanover was the granddaughter of James I and mother of George I. To this day every heir to the British Throne must be her direct descendent. Sophia had an... Read more about Short talk - Electress Sophia rediscovered

Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss: In Fine Style

Tuesday, 13 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Short talk - Popular Pursuits: Tea Drinking A Musical Tea Party

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. This short talk begins with an introduction to Laroon's A Musical Tea Party which depicts a fashionable young lady taking tea from a Chinese porcelain tea service, as part of... Read more about Short talk - Popular Pursuits: Tea Drinking A Musical Tea Party

Course - Personal Treasures: A practical introduction to the intricate technique of portrait miniatures

Saturday, 17 May 2014 to Sunday, 18 May 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This course will be an opportunity to try out the materials and techniques of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century miniaturist led by Philippa Abrahams, an artist who specialises in reconstructing artist's historical techniques.... Read more about Course - Personal Treasures: A practical introduction to the intricate technique of portrait miniatures

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Treasures from the Royal Archives

Saturday, 17 May 2014 to Sunday, 25 January 2015
Windsor Castle

The Royal Archives hold an unparalleled range of material relating to the history of the British Monarchy. Since 1914 they have been housed in the Round Tower at Windsor Castle. To celebrate this centenary, a display at Windsor Castle will present... Read more about Treasures from the Royal Archives

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Exhibition Talk for groups: Treasures from the Royal Archives

Saturday, 17 May 2014 to Sunday, 25 January 2015
Windsor Castle

To enhance your group visit to Treasures from the Royal Archives, book an exclusive exhibition talk with a member of the Royal Collection Trust staff. The special visit begins in the Castle's Winchester Tower... Read more about Exhibition Talk for groups: Treasures from the Royal Archives

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