The Buckingham Palace State Rooms will be open to the public from 21 July to 30 September 2018. To mark the 70th birthday of The Prince of Wales this year, the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace will include a special display of over 100 works of art personally selected by His Royal Highness
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.
When the palace is not being used in its official capacity, visitors can enjoy the State Rooms, which form the heart of the working palace - nineteen rooms, lavishly furnished with the finest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto and some of the finest English and French furniture.
To mark the 70th birthday of The Prince of Wales this year, the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace will include a special display of over 100 works of art personally selected by His Royal Highness
The Prince has enjoyed a life-long passion for art, inspired by the treasures in the Royal Collection. In the display, The Prince's favourite art works will be shown alongside works created by young artists supported by three charities which he has founded and is patron of: The Royal Drawing School, The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts and Turquoise Mountain.
Visitors end their tour with a walk along the south side of the Palace garden, which splendid views of the west front of the Palace and the famous lake.
Combination: Royals Mews and Buckingham Palace (Monday to Friday)
Purchasing the combination of the Royal Mews and Buckingham Palace: entrance to the Royal Mews is at 10.15am and the entrance to the State Rooms will be at 11.15am. Please arrive at the Royal Mews 15 minutes before your scheduled entrance time
Ascot Landau carriage
The Ascot Landau carriage that transported TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex through the streets of Windsor after their wedding ceremony on 19 May 2018 is now on public display at the Royal Mews
Please note - once booked, tickets are not refundable and dates/times can not be changed.
For groups of 15 or more please contact our groups department: firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking.
In order to enter Buckingham Palace you will require a printed copy of your ticket.
Mobility Access at Buckingham Palace - bookings need to be made directly with Buckingham Palace
The State Rooms are fully accessible, but step-free access must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or email@example.com
Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow, free of charge, subject to availability, for the duration of a visit. They must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team +44 (0)303 123 7324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can use your own wheelchair provided it's compatible with the lifts inside Buckingham Palace. The lifts measure 148cm in depth by 94 cm in width with a weight limit of 500kg; and 160cm in depth by 94cm in width with a weight limit of 750kg.
Images from the Royal Collection Trust / © H M Queen Elizabeth II 2018
Buckingham Palace, Photographer: Andrew Holt
Blue Drawing Room, Photographer: Peter Smith
Buckingham Palace State Banquet