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The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Supplied by: Royal Collection Trust

Visit a space dedicated to the Royal Collection, one of the world's largest and most significant art collections put together by British Kings and Queens over hundreds of years. One of the last great European royal collections still intact, this expansive collection is made up of over a million items.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Audio guide : English

Additional Information

• Attraction Address: The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
• Suggested visit time is 1-1.5 hours
• Please note, you will require a printed copy of your ticket
• A multimedia guide (in English) is included
• On arrival, visitors and their belongings may be subject to security checks. Some items, such as large bags or backpacks, will have to be checked in and reclaimed at the end of the visit
• Pushchairs can be taken into the Gallery except at very busy times, when they will need to be left in the Undercroft
• Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the Gallery
• Non-refundable and non-changeable once booked
• The King's Gallery is part of a working royal palace so sometimes closures can happen at short notice
• The King's Gallery was formerly known as The Queen's Gallery


  • Explore the vast artwork of the Royal Collection 
  • See up to 450 works of art on display 
  • Collection includes paintings, rare furniture and decorative arts

What's included

  • Entrance
  • Multimedia Tour
  • Transportation


The King's Gallery, formerly 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.

NEW: 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 Antony Armstrong-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.

Opening Times
The King’s Gallery is open Thursday to Monday throughout the year, except during the installation of new exhibitions.
10:00 – 17:30 (last admission 16:15)
The Gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, except from 11 July to 31 August when it is open 7 days a week.

Gallery Closures​​
7 - 31 October 2024 - Gallery closed
The King's Gallery is part of a working royal palace so sometimes closures can happen at short notice.​

Images: Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2024.

Know before you go

Please note that Evan Evans tickets are only valid for the date and time shown on the ticket. Please ensure you bring a printed copy of your ticket.

Cancellation policy