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Make a masterpiece

13:00-16:00 Free with your exhibition ticket or The Queen's Gallery 1-Year Pass Explore Canaletto & the Art of Venice and find out how Canaletto created his famous pictures. Use some of his techniques to create your own masterpiece in a drop-in a ...

Lecture / talk
Visualising the past

18:30 – 20:00 Doors will open at 18:00, last entry 18:15 £15.00 full price £13.50 concessions Computer-generated images illustrating the earliest views of Windsor Castle and its medieval interiors are a feature of the upcoming publication Windsor Castle: ...

Lecture / talk
Many Threads of Glory: A Tapestry Depicting Alexander the Great and Diogenes

Short talk 12:00 and 15:00 Free with your exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass Explore the meaning and manufacture of one of the finest tapestries in the Royal Collection, The Meeting Between Alexander the Great and Diogenes.  In this short talk, Rachel Peat, ...

Performance
Short recital: Division for Two Viols in G Major

12:00 Free with exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by Charles II: Art & Power as part of our free lunchtime programme. Enjoy a selection of music b ...

Special visit
Buckingham Palace

British Sign Language tour 15:00- 17:00 SOLD OUT Booking essential. Eligible for the 1-Year Pass £13.50 John Wilson will guide visitors through the State Rooms and explore the history of the Palace in British Sign Language. The tour will also highlight th ...

Activity
Under 5s Friday

12:00- 14:00 Free with standard admission Join us on the first Friday of each month for a special under 5s Event in the Royal Mews. Under 5s and their carers are invited to join us for a special story around the Royal Mews all about the horses and the car ...

Lecture / talk
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Short talk 12:00 and 15:00 Free with your exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass One of Peter Lely's most famous commissions was the set of 11 portraits he executed in the 1660s of celebrated women at Charles II's court – this group of paintings later ...

Lecture / talk
Henrietta Maria's magnificent cabinet

Short talk 14:00 and 16:00 Free with your exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass After the Restoration, Henrietta Maria likely commissioned this cabinet to furnish her apartments in Somerset House. Join Alexander Collins, Curatorial Intern, in exploring the fas ...

Lecture / talk
How did Charles II use art?

13:00- 14:00 Free with your exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass Join Rufus Bird, lead curator and Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art as he explores how art, architecture and interiors were used and commissioned to support the newly restored Stu ...

Lecture / talk
The art of carving

18:00 – 19:00 All are welcome to attend Evensong at 17:15 prior to the lecture. £15.00 full price £13.50 concessions Enjoy a close-up encounter with the very finest woodcarving of the Middle Ages in the Quire of St George's Chapel. Chapter Clerk, Cha ...