Press releases

Conservation ahead of new exhibition reveals surprising element to painting

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Monday, 2 November 2015

From street vendors peddling food to singers performing to a crowd, a 17th-century Dutch painting in the Royal Collection captures all the rustic charm of a village fair.  But work undertaken by Royal Collection Trust conservators ahead of a new exhibition opening at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace next month has revealed that all was not quite as it seemed. ... Read more about Conservation ahead of new exhibition reveals surprising element to painting

The largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen's wardrobe will mark The Queen's 90th birthday in 2016

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

In celebration of The Queen's 90th birthday, three special exhibitions, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe, will be staged across each of Her Majesty's official residences during 2016. ... Read more about The largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen's wardrobe will mark The Queen's 90th birthday in 2016

Group visits from Royal Collection Trust 2016

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Royal Collection Trust has announced its programme of exhibitions, displays and group visits at the official royal residences and The Queen's Galleries for 2016.  The highlight of the year will be three special exhibitions, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe, which will be staged across each of Her Majesty's official residences in celebration of  The Queen's 90th birthday.  ... Read more about Group visits from Royal Collection Trust 2016

Shakespeare in the Royal Library

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016 will be marked at Windsor Castle with an exhibition celebrating the playwright's longstanding association with the town of Windsor and the royal court.  ... Read more about Shakespeare in the Royal Library

Christmas Tree at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Monday, 26 October 2015

The Palace of Holyroodhouse will have a merry makeover this Christmas, with the official Scottish residence of The Queen decked inside and out for the festive period with trees, wreaths and garlands, and over 20,000 twinkling lights. ... Read more about Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Celebrate Christmas at the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen

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Monday, 19 October 2015

From 21 November, the State Apartments at Windsor Castle will be transformed with a festive Regency-themed display to show how the Prince Regent (the future George IV) celebrated Christmas at the Castle in the early-19th century. ... Read more about Celebrate Christmas at the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen

2016 exhibitions and displays programme

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Royal Collection Trust has announced its programme of exhibitions and displays at the royal residences and The Queen's Galleries for the year ahead.

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To mark Her Majesty The Queen becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch, special displays will open at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

From Wednesday, 9 September, visitors to Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and to the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace will enjoy special photographic displays marking the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the longest of any British monarch. The displays will be shown in the inner Quadrangle of the official residences – areas of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle that are not normally included in the visitor route. ... Read more about To mark Her Majesty The Queen becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch, special displays will open at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Masterpieces acquired by monarchs over 250 years go on display in the first exhibition dedicated to Scottish art in the Royal Collection

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Some of the finest works by many of Scotland's most celebrated artists, including Allan Ramsay, Sir David Wilkie and the Glasgow Boys, go on display in the first exhibition dedicated to Scottish art in the Royal Collection. ... Read more about Masterpieces acquired by monarchs over 250 years go on display in the first exhibition dedicated to Scottish art in the Royal Collection

Anna Reynolds, Curator of Paintings, and the Tree of Life

Experience 'A Royal Welcome' at Buckingham Palace this summer

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Friday, 24 July 2015

This summer visitors to Buckingham Palace will experience what it is like to attend an event at the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen. Through special displays and film throughout the 19 State Rooms, they will see the work of Royal Household staff in welcoming the tens of thousands of guests who come to the Palace for a reception, State Banquet, garden party or Investiture each year.  All the elements that make these occasions so unforgettable are brought together in A Royal Welcome, the theme of this year's Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, from Saturday, 25 July 2015. ... Read more about Experience 'A Royal Welcome' at Buckingham Palace this summer

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