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Fashioning a Reign

90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe

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    Daily (Saturday 23 Jul 2016 - Sunday 2 Oct 2016)

In celebration of The Queen's 90th birthday, three special exhibitions will be staged across each of Her Majesty's official residences during 2016. Fashioning a Reign will chart significant events in The Queen's life and the nation's history through an unprecedented collection of dress and accessories designed for these occasions, from childhood to the present day.

In total, over 150 outfits worn by The Queen will be presented across the three Palaces, with each special exhibition displaying a selection of outfits chosen because of their close association with the location.

The Queen's support of British couture and millinery will be highlighted through important pieces created for a world stage by renowned designers, including Sir Norman Hartnell, Sir Hardy Amies and Ian Thomas.

Exhibition Highlights

    School sessions

    Key stage 2
    Fashioning a Reign: a history workshop

    Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday with a school visit to The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace.

    Key stages 2, 3, 4 & 5
    Landscape drawing in the Buckingham Palace Garden

    Pupils will work with our freelance artist to put into practice the techniques and skills used by artists to create your own landscape drawings

    Key stages 2, 3, 4 & 5
    Creative Writing in The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

    Be inspired by this wonderful opportunity for pupils to work with published authors to explore and experience the atmosphere of these lavishly decorated rooms.

    Key stages 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
    Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace is the London home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the headquarters of the British monarchy.

    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.