Visit the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace and discover paintings, botanical studies, books and decorative arts from the Royal Collection. See works by Leonardo da Vinci and Carl Fabergé and explore some of the rarest depictions of gardens and plants.
What to Expect
Visit the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace and soak-up its extravagance. The building that originally stood on the site of the current Queen’s Gallery was designed by John Nash as one of Buckingham Palace’s three identical conservatories or pavilions in the form of Ionic temples. It was constructed on the south-west corner of the Palace, facing the garden, and was completed in 1831. The conservatory was converted into a private chapel for Queen Victoria in 1843, but destroyed in an air raid in 1940. At the suggestion of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, it was redeveloped as a gallery for the Royal Collection in 1962.
The current Queen’s Gallery was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in May 2002, as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations. It hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.
In the Queen's Gallery you can enjoy Painting Paradise and discover paintings, botanical studies, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative arts. The exhibition explores the changing character of the garden from the 16th to the early 20th century. It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Maria Sibylla Merian and Carl Fabergé, and some of the earliest and rarest surviving depictions of gardens and plants.
- Entrance ticket to The Queen's Gallery
- Audio guide in English
What's Not Included
- Food and beverages
Know Before You Go
• 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
• 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
• Admission is scheduled for the time above and latecomers cannot be admitted, so please ensure that you exchange your voucher before your selected time • Mobile tickets are not accepted. Please ensure you print off paper copies