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Victoria and Albert 200: Hooves and horses family Saturdays

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Map & directions

The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1W 1QH
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.

  • The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace
  • On the last Saturday of Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct (Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 - Saturday, 26 Oct 2019)
    Excl dates: Saturday, 25 May 2019
    Incl dates: Thursday, 24 Oct 2019, Friday, 25 Oct 2019
  • 11:00 - 15:00
  • Free with standard admission
  • Family Saturdays are on 29 June, 27 July, 31 August, 28 September, 26 October and 30 November 2019. There are no Hooves and Horses Family Saturdays in January, May or December due to the Royal Mews being closed.

2019 marks the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and we will be celebrating all year at the Royal Mews.

Each month we will be exploring a different aspect of Victoria and Albert's lives, from royal animals to art to Victorian London. We will be joined by artists, musicians and storytellers throughout the year. More information about each event will be added throughout the year, so please do keep checking back for detailed information about each month's celebration.

Make sure you convert your ticket to a 1 Year Pass to return for free throughout the year to attend all of these brilliant celebrations.




24 - 26 October

In October we will be taking part in The Big Draw, bringing our year of celebrations to a grand finale! Work with an artist to help make a fantastic collaborative piece of art in the State Stables which celebrates the lives of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and the many pets which lived with them in Buckingham Palace. Experiment with different art techniques and materials to find your favourite way of bringing the royal dogs, cats, parakeets and even cows of the Victorian era to life. If you have visited earlier in the year and made a birthday card for Queen Victoria or Prince Albert, you could see if you can spot your card in our celebratory display.