Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.
Today the STATE ROOMS are used extensively by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's 19 state rooms are open to visitors.
This ticket also includes entry to the ROYAL MEWS. One of the finest working stables in existence, the ROYAL MEWS at Buckingham Palace provides a unique insight into the department of the Royal Household that provides transport by road for The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
Royal Mews Photographer: Pawel Libera, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013
Buckingham Palace Photographer: Derry Moore Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013
Special Exhibition 2013
The Queen’s Coronation 1953
Saturday, 27 July – Sunday, 29 September 2013
This summer marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most momentous occasions in 20th century British history – the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To mark the anniversary of the event, a major exhibition for the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace will bring together for the first time since Coronation Day, a spectacular array of dress, uniform and robes worn by the principal royal party. Works of art, paintings and objects used on the day will also be on display to recreate the atmosphere of that extraordinary occasion.
This is a timed entry event for 12:45pm at the ROYAL MEWS, followed by 2:00pm entry to the STATE ROOMS.
We suggest between 2 - 2½ hours viewing time at the STATE ROOMS to make the most of your visit.