The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, The Royal Mews and The Queen's Gallery

Children participating in a schools' gallery workshop at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the London home of Queen Elizabeth II and the headquarters of the monarchy. A number of opportunities are available for school groups to enjoy a visit to Buckingham Palace’s three inspiring sites.

A visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace is a unique experience, combining history, an art collection and a working palace.

The Royal Mews is one of the finest working stables in existence and provides a unique opportunity to learn about the horses and carriages that play an important part in The Queen’s official and ceremonial duties.

The Queen’s Gallery is a permanent art gallery on the south side of Buckingham Palace. It shows changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection in an intimate and welcoming gallery setting.

Learning Programmes
We offer a varied programme of introductory talks, guided tours, role play sessions, workshops and handling collections for pupils from Key Stage 1 to A level and beyond.  Our programmes are delivered by enthusiastic and friendly Learning specialists, supported by staff in the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, The Royal Mews and The Queen’s Gallery who are happy to engage with pupils and share their knowledge.

Sandford Award
Royal Collection Trust at Buckingham Palace gained the Sandford Award for Heritage Education in 2014, which recognises quality and excellence in education services at heritage and cultural sites in the UK and Ireland.

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The learning programmes on offer at Buckingham Palace are of an extremely high standard.  As the working headquarters of the monarchy, the palace is of enormous significance and its collections are world class.  Educational visitors are given unique access to this remarkable site and its treasures, and benefit from an engaging, informative and unforgettable experience.