Press releases

Helmet of Henry VIII armour garniture

A new catalogue of arms and armour in the Royal Collection

Release date: 
Monday, 25 April 2016

To mark the publication of the first major study in over 100 years of the European arms and armour in the Royal Collection, a programme of armour-themed family events will take place at Windsor Castle from Saturday, 30 July 2016 to Sunday, 21 August 2016, including armour demonstrations, dressing-up sessions and art workshops.  ... Read more about A new catalogue of arms and armour in the Royal Collection

'Fashioning a Reign' exhibition at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Exhibition opens at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday

Release date: 
Thursday, 21 April 2016

The first of three special exhibitions, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe, opens today (Thursday, 21 April) at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. ... Read more about Exhibition opens at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday

Coffee Senna With Split-Banded Owlet Butterfly by Maria Sibylla Merian

New exhibition explores remarkable life and work of 17th-century artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian

Release date: 
Thursday, 14 April 2016

Dazzling watercolours that brought the wonders of South America to Europe in the early 18th century go on display in a new exhibition opening at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace tomorrow (Friday, 15 April).  Telling the extraordinary story of German artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian through the exceptional group of her works in the Royal Collection, Maria Merian’s Butterflies presents some of the finest images of the natural world ever made, including several that go on public display for the first time. ... Read more about New exhibition explores remarkable life and work of 17th-century artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian

Tartan in royal dress explored in exhibition at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Release date: 
Friday, 8 April 2016

The first of three special exhibitions marking the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Thursday, 21 April 2016.

Significant events in The Queen's life and reign, Her Majesty's support of British craft and design, and tartan in royal dress are among the themes explored in the largest display of The Queen's dress and accessories ever to be shown in Scotland. ... Read more about Tartan in royal dress explored in exhibition at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Investment at the royal Palaces announced

Release date: 
Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Royal Collection Trust today announced a £37-million investment at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse to fund a series of projects that will transform the experience of visitors. ... Read more about Investment at the royal Palaces announced

Image of front cover of The Birthday Crown

The Birthday Crown

Release date: 
Thursday, 31 March 2016

The Birthday Crown

By Davide Cali

Illustrated by Kate Slater

Published by Royal Collection Trust, 12 April 2016

Price £12.95

Hardback, 210 x 275 mm, 32 pages, illustrated in full colour throughout

ISBN 978 1 909741 39 3

Royal Collection Trust will publish a new children's book to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.  It has been written by Davide Cali, the well-known author of books for children and young adults. ... Read more about The Birthday Crown

A painting, 'The Penny Wedding' by Scottish artist Sir David Wilkie

New exhibition presents Scottish masterpieces acquired by monarchs over 250 years

Release date: 
Thursday, 17 March 2016

The finest Scottish works from the Royal Collection acquired by monarchs since George III go on display in a new exhibition opening tomorrow (Friday, 18 March) at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about New exhibition presents Scottish masterpieces acquired by monarchs over 250 years

Free admisison to the royal residences on Disabled Access Day

Release date: 
Thursday, 10 March 2016

On Saturday, 12 March visitors with disabilities will be offered free admission to Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh as part of this year's Disabled Access Day.

Developed by a group of disabled people, and their family and friends in Scotland, Disabled Access Day is designed to inspire disabled people to get out and try something new. ... Read more about Free admisison to the royal residences on Disabled Access Day

Dutch masterpieces from the Royal Collection to go on display, several for the first time in Scotland

Release date: 
Thursday, 3 March 2016

Johannes Vermeer's Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman and a painting with a recently revealed secret are among the highlights of a new exhibition from the Royal Collection opening tomorrow (Friday, 4 March) at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse.  Six works in the exhibition are shown in Scotland for the first time. ... Read more about Dutch masterpieces from the Royal Collection to go on display, several for the first time in Scotland

Official range of china to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen goes on sale

Release date: 
Monday, 29 February 2016

The official range of china celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen has gone on sale today.  Produced by Royal Collection Trust, each item is made in Stoke-on-Trent using methods and techniques that have remained unchanged for 250 years.  From the development of initial designs and creation of individual moulds, to the hand-finishing with 22-carat gold and manufacture of the special packaging, the production process encompasses the skills of over 50 individuals from several factories at the heart of the English Potteries. ... Read more about Official range of china to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen goes on sale

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