Buckingham Palace Queen's Gallery
The Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace Tickets

The Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace Tickets

London, Greater London
- 14 Apr 2024

About The Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace

Holbein at the Tudor Court

A major exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace will bring together over 100 works from Henry VIII’s court, including drawings, paintings and miniatures by Hans Holbein the Younger drawn from the Royal Collection, one of the most important surviving groups of the artist’s work.

Hans Holbein was one of the most talented artists of the 16th century and rose to become the most important artist in Tudor England.  From his arrival in England in search of work, he was chosen to paint the portraits of Henry VIII, his family and leading figures, among them Anne Boleyn and Sir Thomas More. By his death, Holbein’s work was as admired by his contemporaries as it is today. His portraits inspired the next generation of artists in their depictions of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

Celebrating Holbein’s artistic skill, the exhibition explores the career of the artist and the lives of those who commissioned portraits from him, bringing us face-to-face with some of the most famous people of 16th-century England.

The Queen's 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 Queen's Gallery was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in May 2002 as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations, and today it hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.

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 Queen’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 Queen’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 Complimentary carer or access companion spaces are not available on tickets booked through Encore, though they may be purchased directly by customers from RCT. Encore are responsible for advising clients of this policy prior to their visit. Access Route Spaces are subject to availability.

Visit Time

1 hour 30 minutes




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

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