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About the Collection

Learn more about the Royal Collection, one of the most important art collections in the world.

Decorative Arts

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Although the Royal Collection is best known for its paintings, a far larger proportion of the contents of the royal palaces falls into the category of the decorative arts, including European and oriental porcelain, gold and silver, tapestries, weaponry, jewellery, gold boxes and works by Fabergé.


The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.