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The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, the wide-ranging collection of art and treasures held in trust by The Queen for the Nation. Constructed forty years ago on the west front of Buckingham Palace out of the bomb-damaged ruins of the former private chapel, the Gallery was reopened by The Queen on 21 May 2002 and is now open to the public on a daily basis.

The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, the wide-ranging collection of art and treasures held in trust by The Queen for the Nation.

Holbein at the Tudor Court - 10th November 2023 to 14th April 2024

Explore the art of the ‘image-maker’ of the Tudor court in this exciting new exhibition.

Hans Holbein was one of the most talented artists of the 16th century.  From his arrival in England in search of work he rose to royal favour, chosen to paint the portraits of Henry VIII, his family and leading figures, among them Anne Boleyn and Sir Thomas More. By his death, Holbein’s work was as admired by his contemporaries as it is today. His portraits inspired the next generation of artists in their depictions of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

This exhibition showcases one of the most important surviving collections of his work, and includes drawings, paintings, miniatures and book illustrations. Celebrating Holbein’s artistic skill, it explores the career of the artist and the lives of those who commissioned portraits from him, bringing us face-to-face with some of the most famous people of 16th-century England.

Image credits - Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2023.

Opening times:

Opening times 2023-24 Thursday to Monday: 10:00 – 17:30 (last admission 16:15) Exhibitions: Holbein at the Tudor Court 10 November 2023 – 14 April 2024 Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography 17 May – 6 October 2024 Gallery closed: 29 March 2024 15 April 2024 – 16 May 2024

Venue Information:

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA Nearest Train Station: Victoria Nearest Underground: Victoria, Green Park or Hyde Park Corner Bus Routes: 11, 211, C1 or C10

Please note:

You must ensure that you have a printed copy of your ticket's for entry. The Queen's Gallery operates a timed-ticket system, with admission every 15 minutes throughout the day. You do not need to book a specific time. You will be admitted in the next available time slot. Over busy periods and bank holidays there may be a longer wait than usual to gain admission A typical visit lasts between 1 and 1½ hours. Please arrive 15 mins before your schedule time.

Highlights

Redeveloped nearly 40 years ago.
Built out of the ruins of the former private chapel.
Priceless works of art.
Themed exhibitions.

Inclusions

Entry to The Queen’s Gallery
A multimedia guide

Exclusions

Food and drinks