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Buckingham Palace: The Queen's Gallery Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Royal Collection Trust

Buckingham Palace: The Queen's Gallery Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Royal Collection Trust

From US$ 20.50 per person

Visit The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace with this entry ticket and explore its current exhibition Japan: Courts and Culture.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the extravagant Queen's Gallery
  • Discover the beautiful building at Buckingham Palace
  • Discover the works of art in the Royal Collection
Full description

Visit the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace and soak up its extravagance. The building that originally stood on the site of the current Queen’s Gallery was designed by John Nash as one of Buckingham Palace’s three identical conservatories or pavilions in the form of Ionic temples. It was constructed on the southwest corner of the Palace, facing the garden, and was completed in 1831. The conservatory was converted into a private chapel for Queen Victoria in 1843 but destroyed in an air raid in 1940. At the suggestion of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, it was redeveloped as a gallery for the Royal Collection in 1962.   The current Queen’s Gallery was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in May 2002 as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations. It hosts a program of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. The Royal Collection holds some of the most significant examples of Japanese art and design in the western world. For the first time, highlights from this outstanding collection are brought together to tell the story of 300 years of diplomatic, artistic, and cultural exchange between the British and Japanese royal and imperial families.

The Courts and Culture exhibition includes rare pieces of porcelain and lacquer, samurai armor, embroidered screens, and diplomatic gifts from the reigns of James I to Queen Elizabeth II. Together, they offer a unique insight into the worlds of ritual, honor, and artistry linking the courts and cultures of Britain and Japan.

Includes
  • Entrance ticket to The Queen's Gallery
  • Multimedia guide in English
  • Transfers
  • Food and beverages
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Japan: Courts and Culture exhibition runs until 26 February 2023
  • On arrival, you and your belongings will be subject to airport-style security checks. Some items, such as large bags or backpacks, will have to be checked in and reclaimed at the end of the visit
  • Tickets purchased through GetYourGuide cannot be converted into a 1-year-pass
  • Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes are welcomed in The Queen's Gallery
  • In consideration of other visitors, mobile phones must be switched off inside the Gallery
  • Admission is scheduled for the time above and latecomers cannot be admitted, so please ensure that you exchange your voucher before your selected time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 241 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
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An elegant display of Japanese items of history and culture, accompanied by audioguide. I did not know what topic of display would it be, when I booked a ticket. I have no particular interest in Japanese culture, yet it was an enjoyable .experience. I will sent photos to a couple of friends who are really interested, too.

June 4, 2022

It was a nice gallery. I enjoyed the audio guide that you can listen to while viewing the gallery. It took a bit of time to figure out the pacing but once I did, it worked out. Print your tickets ahead of time to save time. It does not matter to have a mobile ticket.

January 6, 2020

Excellent exhibition on Leonardo da vinci

We changed the e-voucher for the paper ticket. There is never such a queue. For about six months the exhibition on Leonardo is seen which is unique in that approximately 200 drawings among the 600 owned by the royal house are shown to the public. But on the site it is not well explained that only Leonardo would have been seen and nothing else

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August 10, 2019

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