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Buckingham Palace
— The State Rooms
— The Royal Mews
— The Queen's Gallery

Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace — one of the most famous Palaces in the world — is the official London residence of Her Majesty,
The Queen of England
. June 2002 marked the "Queen's Golden Jubilee" (her 50th Anniversary on the British throne). June 2012 marks her 60th Anniversary.

The State Rooms
The State Rooms, at Buckingham Palace, are only open to the public for a limited time during the Summer (by appointment only). The rooms are lavishly furnished with some of the finest treasures from the Royal Collection, including many priceless works of art by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto; porcelains, sculptures, and some of the world's finest English and French furniture.

Open August and September

The Royal Mews
The Royal Mewsone of the finest Working Stables in existence — features a permanent display of State Vehicles, including the Gold State Coach used for Coronations, and Carriages used for Royal and State occasions, State Visits, Weddings and the State Opening of Parliament. A State Motor Vehicle is also usually on display.

Most of the year, you can also see up to 30 Carriage-Horses which play an important role in The Queen's official and ceremonial duties.

Open April-October

The Queen's Gallery
The Queen's Gallery is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection— a collection of art and treasures held in trust by The Queen for the Nation.

Open daily.
Closed April 9 and Dec. 25-26.
Entry by timed ticket.

Nearest Underground Stations
Victoria, Hyde Park Corner, St. James's Park or Green Park.

Fun Events
Arrange for a Group Tour of Buckingham Palace during its Summer Opening. Combine your visit to The State Rooms with The Royal Mews and/or The Queen's Gallery...and see The Changing of the Guard.

Official Royal Web Site
British Monarchy Web Site

Info on the Royal Family, Art & Royal Residences, History of the Monarchy, Visitor Info, Ticket Info and Reservations for The State Rooms, The Royal Mews and The Queen's Gallery.

Royal YouTube

Interactive Menu
Calendar map feature showing what parts of England the Queen and other members of the Royal Family are scheduled to visit.


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Royal Guards at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.

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