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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.

Special exhibition - Japan: Courts and Culture at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace (8 April 2022 – 12 March 2023)
See 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 exhibition includes rare pieces of porcelain and lacquer, samurai armour, embroidered screens and diplomatic gifts from the reigns of James I to Her Majesty The Queen. Together, they offer a unique insight into the worlds of ritual, honour and artistry linking the courts and cultures of Britain and Japan. 

Opening times:

Opening times: Thursday to Monday, 11:00 – 17:30 (last admission 16:15) Exhibitions: Gallery closing early 24 December (Last admission 14:45, closes 16:00) Gallery closed: 25 – 26 December and 24 January

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