Gold

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Friday, 7 November 2014 to Sunday, 22 February 2015

The beauty and symbolism of gold, from the Early Bronze Age to the 20th century, is celebrated through 50 items drawn from across the entire breadth of the Royal Collection.

Gold explores the distinctive qualities that make this rare and precious metal an enduring expression of the highest status, both earthly and divine.  

Among the most striking examples in the exhibition are the Rillaton Cup, from a Bronze Age burial around 1700–1500 BC, a gold crown from Ecuador that pre-dates the Inca invasion, and an 18th-century tiger's head in gold and rock crystal from the throne of Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in India.

This exhibition will move to The Queen's Gallery, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh in March 2015.

Opening times

Open daily, 10:00-17:30

Admission prices

Adult £9.75
Concessions £8.95
Under 17/Disabled £4.95
Under 5 Free

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School Sessions

Portrait of Abd al-Qadir, April 1862

To paint or to 'click'? Learning to look at portraits in photography and paintings

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Art & Design, History, History and Art
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This session enables pupils studying Art & Design and History to examine some of the techniques and skills used to look at an historical image and analyse the clues and narratives portrayed. ... Read more about To paint or to 'click'? Learning to look at portraits in photography and paintings

Away with words: A Creative Writing workshop - Travel Writing

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Literacy, English Language
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This workshop highlights the many possibilities for inspiring Creative Writing about the subject of Travel from works of art, in comparison to more familiar sources such as books and the internet. ... Read more about Away with words: A Creative Writing workshop - Travel Writing