Practical information for The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Timing your visit

You can visit The Queen’s Gallery at your leisure using the complimentary multimedia guide, which lasts approximately 1 hour.

Safety & Security

On arrival, you and your belongings will be subject to airport-style security checks. Some items, such as large bags or backpacks, will have to be checked in and reclaimed at the end of the visit. A full list of prohibited items can be found here.

Smoking, including e-cigarettes is not permitted.


Eating and drinking are not permitted inside The Queen's Gallery. You will be asked to place drinks and food in closed bags before being admitted. Food and drink are not available for purchase at the Gallery, but there are several cafés and restaurants nearby on Buckingham Palace Road. Bottled water can be purchased from the Royal Mews Shop nearby.

Photography, filming and mobile phones

Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes are welcomed in The Queen's Gallery. 

In consideration of other visitors, mobile phones must be switched off inside the Gallery.

Lavatories and baby-care

Lavatories and baby-care facilities are available.

1-Year Pass

At the end of your visit, don’t forget to ask a Warden to stamp your ticket to convert it into a 1-Year Pass by asking us to treat your ticket purchase as a donation. Terms and conditions apply.