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The Queen's Gallery

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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

The Queen's Gallery hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the...

The Queen's Gallery hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.

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Wonderful small, intimate museum

A wonderful small museum around the corner from Buckingham Palace that features changing exhibits from the Royal Collection. We were lucky to see the Portrait of the artist... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a big art fan but as we had tickets part of a deal we visited, the selection of art on display was interesting and some paintings were amazing that really did tell a story in itself. Would I go again? For me probably not but don't let this out you off, if you're an art lover you will... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent exhibition - great and interesting pictures and prints, well displayed and interpreted. A real treat if you are interested in art.

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Maryland, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visited the Queen's Gallery just after seeing the Changing of the Guard. It again focused on a selection from the vast resources of the Crown collections to give serious study to artists' self portraits. A mini-lecture helped to flesh out the exhibit and give time to think about what the artists were trying to achieve. A quick visit to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A wonderful small museum around the corner from Buckingham Palace that features changing exhibits from the Royal Collection. We were lucky to see the Portrait of the artist exhibit which featured over 150 works from artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Freud and Hockney. We loved seeing portraits of the artists themselves. Given the gallery is small it's great to see on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I were given a voucher, to visit the Queen's Gallery, as a present. The current theme is 'A Portrait of the Artist’ which, as the title suggests displays artists’ self-portraits. Fortunately we arrived on Friday just before a twice weekly talk was about to begin. This was a bonus to our visit and gave some interesting background... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The entrance to the gallery is by a wonderful staircase. This small gallery is the perfect size for a two hour visit, and only shows special collections, beautifully curated, so that you see a range of art works. Entrance price is reasonable, and you can have your ticket stamped to return as many times as you wish for a whole... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

It was an exhitibition of self-portraits when we were there. Interesting to read (and listen) to the back stories on the paintings. You can combo a trip to the gallery with the Royal Mews if you ask at the ticket counter (which we bought at the Royal Mews).

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

It is located in Buckingham Palace and displays some works of art from the royal art collection. The entrance has a lot of security checks, more than you find in any airport. So it took us a long time to enter the gallery.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went as it was part of the Palace Tour package but after visiting the Royal Mews and the Palace itself we found it rather underwhelming (maybe if we had went to the Gallery first our impressions would be different??). London has many (and some are free) Galleries to visit so I would consider them as an alternative but that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This tour was part of a Buckingham Palace tour package we purchased, but if I had to pay separately for this tour I'm not sure that I would. It has a lot of beautiful paintings, personally I liked the portraits of former Royals. The Maria Merian exhibit has stunning artwork of bugs, butterflies and plants, and the Scottish exhibit, beautiful... More 

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