Buckingham Palace King's Gallery Tickets
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Buckingham Palace King's Gallery Tickets

Buckingham Palace King's Gallery Tickets
Buckingham Palace King's Gallery Tickets

About Buckingham Palace King's Gallery

Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography - 17 May – 6 October 2024

For centuries, portraiture has played a vital role in shaping the public’s perception of the Royal Family. This exhibition will chart the evolution of royal portrait photography from the 1920s to the present day, bringing together more than 150 photographic prints, proofs and documents from the Royal Collection and the Royal Archives.

Discover works from the most celebrated royal photographers, from Cecil Beaton and Dorothy Wilding to Annie Leibovitz and Rankin. Explore some of the close relationships between royal sitters and photographers, seen most clearly through the lens of AntonyArmstrong-Jones (later Lord Snowdon), who married Princess Margaret in 1960.

The exhibition will shed light on behind-the-scenes processes, from photographers’ handwritten annotations to never-before-seen correspondence with members of the Royal Family and their staff, these materials will reveal the stories behind some of the most celebrated photographs ever taken of the Royal Family.

This exhibition is taking place at The King’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace formerly known as The Queen’s Gallery.

The King’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace shows changing exhibitions of works of art from the Royal Collection, one of the largest and most important art collections in the world. The Royal Collection is held in trust by the Sovereign for his successors and the nation. The gallery is located adjacent to Buckingham Palace, on the site of what was once a private chapel for Queen Victoria. The chapel was destroyed in an air raid in 1940, and at the suggestion of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh it was developed as an art gallery for the Royal Collection in 1962. In 1997, a project began to expand and modernise the gallery, the most significant addition to Buckingham Palace in 150 years. The gallery was opened in its current form by the late Queen as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002.

Visit time

1hr 30min.

Start date

3rd October, 2022

Categories

Landmarks

Age

All ages. Children are 5- 17 years. Young Person are 18-24 years. Under 5 are FREE

Opening Times & Itinerary

Opening Time 10:00 - Last admission 16:15

Admission Information

Please PRINT and take your voucher/confirmation to the main entrance to exchange your voucher for your entrance tickets.

Important information

You can visit The King’s Gallery at your leisure using the complimentary multimedia guide, which lasts approximately 1 hour.
You and your belongings may be subject to security checks.
You can take photographs in the Gallery.
Eating and drinking is not allowed in the Gallery.
Toilets and baby-care facilities are available
Pushchairs can be taken into the Gallery except at very busy times, when they will need to be left in the Undercroft on the ground floor and collected at the end of your visit.

Disabled Access
The King’s Gallery is fully accessible.
Accessible toilets and seating available
Registered assistance dogs are welcome
A number of Wardens are Dementia Friends, please ask staff for any assistance.
The Gallery comprises three large exhibition rooms and a number of smaller spaces.
There is no cafe or parking on-site, but both are available nearby
Access Route Spaces are subject to availability.

Venue

The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, SW1A 1AA

Schedule

Day of weekMorningAfternoon
Monday10:00 AM - 11:45 AM12:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday--
Wednesday--
Thursday10:00 AM - 11:45 AM12:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 11:45 AM12:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 11:45 AM12:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 11:45 AM12:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Frequently asked questions

What is Buckingham Palace King's Gallery about?

For centuries, portraiture has played a vital role in shaping the public’s perception of the Royal Family. This exhibition will chart the evolution of royal portrait photography from the 1920s to the present day, bringing together more than 150 photographic prints, proofs and documents from the Royal Collection and the Royal Archives.

What is the length of Buckingham Palace King's Gallery?

1hr 30min.

Which venue is Buckingham Palace King's Gallery at?

The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

What's the price for Buckingham Palace King's Gallery tickets?

The price for tickets to Buckingham Palace King's Gallery starts at £19.

How old do children need to be to see Buckingham Palace King's Gallery?

All ages. Children are 5- 17 years. Young Person are 18-24 years. Under 5 are FREE

How do you buy tickets for Buckingham Palace King's Gallery?

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