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Royal Gifts

Detail of the Vessel of friendship, a gold model of a Chinese ship
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  • This event is in the past
    Daily (Saturday 22 Jul 2017 - Sunday 1 Oct 2017)

Royal Gifts, the special exhibition at the Summer Opening of the Palace in 2017, will tell the story of The Queen’s reign through a wide-ranging display of official gifts presented to Her Majesty during the past 65 years. With gifts representing every continent, including those from world leaders such as former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, former South African President Nelson Mandela and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, the exhibition will present a spectacular display of craftsmanship from across the globe.

Explore the exhibition

    School sessions

    Key stage 2 - 5
    Creative Writing in The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

    A wonderful opportunity for pupils to work with published authors to explore and experience the atmosphere of these lavishly decorated rooms

    Key stage 2 - 5
    Landscape drawing in the Buckingham Palace Garden

    Put into practice the techniques and skills used by artists to create your own landscape drawings inspired by the Buckingham Palace Gardens

    Key stage 1 - 5
    Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

    The children’s multimedia guide includes highlights to look out for in each room as well as interactive questions

    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.