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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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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 Gallery with changing exhibits

A beautiful small galley requires an entrance fee. There are various rooms devoted to particular exhibits from the collection of the gallery which change several times a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very very disappointed when we travelled to see the Queens Gallery. The the cost and queues I wish I had know it was just a few pictures that aren't even popular or famous. Whole event including 45 mins wait to go in took 75 minutes. Definitely not recommended.

Thank Clare F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the only time I've been to Buckingham Palace and the gallery is pretty great. I saw a Leonardo da Vinci anatomical exhibition here a few years ago that was particularly impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful small galley requires an entrance fee. There are various rooms devoted to particular exhibits from the collection of the gallery which change several times a year. This time it was a number of self portraits like Rembrandt, Lucien Freud, Hockey, and many others. Well worth a visit. Also attached is the palace shop which has no end of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Queen's Gallery houses temporary exhibitions of paintings which belong to the Royal Collection, normally three in a year. We only discovered it for the first time about 18 mths ago and have been back several times since then. If you Gift Aid the entrance fee the ticket is valid for a year from that date, so well worth doing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG I LOVED IT HERE! I'm obsessed with the royals so this shop was just everything to me!! They've got great souvenirs but it's a bit on the pricey side. Some of the stuff include teas, tea cups and other dishes, magnets, hats, post cards, pins, soaps, etc. You can also get a lot of this stuff in souvenir shops... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here as part of our Buckingham Palace tour package. It was part of an all day tour which included the palace and the mews. The art exhibit was very well curated with many interesting stories under many of the paintings. The building housing the art is lovely too. Well worth an hour or two.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Queen's Gallery is a good size for a 1-2 hour visit. But...it's just another art gallery with high quality pictures which I do appreciate. The Royal Mews which is next door has a lovely collection of royal carriages and it is far more seldom that one gets to see Cinderella's carriages than fine paintings. There is a combination ticket... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Queens Gallery for an exhibition of artists' self portraits. The pictures were fascinating and the gallery itself very beautiful. Staff were pleasant and most helpful and the visits were timed meaning that there was no over crowding.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gallery has changing exhibitions through out the year. THE Self Portrait exhibition currently showing is wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Catch this while it's on. I spent hours there as I love portrait paintings. There is room after room of magnificent portraits, from the enormous to the exquisitely small. From early to the present day. There's a free audio commentary, or a printed transcript of it for the hard of hearing, which is well worthwhile for an insightful view as... More 

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