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Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace

Detail of Agatha Bas's head, facing the viewer

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

  • Next event: Monday, 17 May 2021
    Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Monday, 17 May 2021 - Monday, 31 Jan 2022)
  • Adult £16.00
    Over 60 £14.50
    Child (5-16) / Disabled £8.00
    Student £12.00
    Under 5 Free
    Family £40.00

    If you are a disabled visitor we offer a free access companion ticket. To book please telephone +44 (0)303 123 7324 or e-mail [email protected]
  • Owing to government guidance the Gallery is temporarily closed, but will reopen on 17 May. For more information see our FAQs.
  • Adults, Groups (15+ people)

The exhibition brings together some of the most important paintings in the Royal Collection from the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Usually on public view during the annual Summer Opening of the Palace, the paintings will be shown in The Queen’s Gallery while Reservicing works are carried out to protect the historic building for future generations. The Picture Gallery was originally designed by the architect John Nash for George IV to display his collection of Dutch, Flemish and Italian Old Master paintings. Artists represented in the exhibition include Titian, Guercino, Guido Reni, Vermeer, Rembrandt, van Dyck, Rubens, Jan Steen, Claude and Canaletto.

All events at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will be managed in line with COVID-secure procedures. Please see our Welcome Back page for more information.

Exhibition tour

Whilst the exhibition is currently closed, join exhibition curators Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Isabella Manning on this tour of some of the highlights.


Study the works in more detail

Johannes Vermeer (Delft 1632-Delft 1675)

Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman

Lorenzo Lotto (Venice c. 1480-Loreto 1556)

Andrea Odoni

Claude Lorrain (1604/5-82)

Harbour Scene at Sunset

Products in our shop

An exclusive new range launched to coincide with the exhibition, inspired by some of the finest works in the Royal Collection

Masterpieces acrylic paint set

A set of 12 paints in an attractive gift tin

Masterpieces playing cards

Playing cards featuring the design of de Hooch's 'Cardplayers in a sunlit room'

Rubens Christmas tree decoration

Delightful Christmas tree decoration in the likeness of Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Buckingham Palace winter candle

Fills your home with a rich, festive flavour

Explore the works in the exhibition more closely


Buckingham Palace Picture Gallery

George IV's gallery for his Old Master collection

Masterpiece a minute

Take a closer look at paintings with these short films

Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.