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School session

A Procession for The Queen's Big Day

  • The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace
  • Monday, 2 Sep 2019 - Friday, 31 Jul 2020
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • History, Citizenship, English
  • The Queen, Buckingham Palace, Communication language and literacy, Coronation, Famous people, Monarchy, My First Visit, Transport
  • Details
  • Travel
  • Lunch facilities
  • Access
  • How to book
  • Prices
  • Security



In this EYFS focussed storytelling session pupils will discover the role that the Royal Mews plays in the preparations for the grand processions that convey Her Majesty The Queen from Buckingham Palace.

Session Learning Objectives:

  • Pupils will be guided by a storyteller around the Mews to discover the different methods of transport used by The Queen
  • Pupils will explore the items on display and use them to enrich their vocabulary related to transport and materials
  • Pupils will learn about the grand royal processions through the telling of an interactive story inspired by the Royal Mews

In this session children will:

  • Work with a storyteller who will lead the pupils on a fun, interactive tour of the grand historic carriages and the horses at the Royal Mews
  • Have opportunities during the tour and storytelling session to handle objects linked to the Mews and the important role it plays
  • Participate in an exciting, lively, story where they will use well known nursery rhymes to enhance their understanding of the story

"The main aspect that I felt that worked really well was finding the missing parts of the story. Not only were the children engaged when looking around the Mews, but they had a purpose – which they need to stay involved. Also giving them all the opportunity to participate in the story afterwards was great, as all the children felt involved and could talk about what they were holding or doing in the story." Reception classTeacher

Available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Session times: 10:30 and 12:30

Duration: 60 minutes





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.

Lunch facilities

Lunch facilities

Pre-booked school groups to The Royal Mews will have use of the facilities in the Learning Room, which is within the Royal Mews precinct.  This is your base for the duration of your visit to the mews.  Facilities include a space to eat packed lunches and a safe place to leave coats and bags.

If lunch spaces are unavailable, Green Park and St James’s Park are located nearby. Lunch room facilities are available at the nearby Girl Guiding UK ICANDO Centre on Buckingham Palace Road. For bookings please telephone 020 7592 1818.



Our learning programmes are designed to be accessible to all pupils.  Most of our sessions can be adapted to meet any educational or access needs your group may have.  Please ask for details when booking.

You may find the information for visitors on the Autism spectrum helpful when planning your visit to The Royal Mews.

How to book

How to book

To find out more or to make a booking contact the Learning Bookings team.

Please have to hand:

  • Preferred date and possible alternatives, plus time of arrival
  • Numbers of children and supervising adults
  • The taught programme you would like
  • Details of any special educational or access needs

You will then be sent a reservation letter, together with your teachers’ resource pack, giving a date by which full payment must be received to secure the booking.

Please note: you may be asked to cover the cost of the session if you cancel within short notice of your visit.  Non-booked schools will be charged at standard group admission rates.  Please see our Terms of Application for Learning Group Admissions.

Contact us

Learning Bookings Team
Ticket Sales and Information Office
Buckingham Palace
London SW1A 1AA

T. (+44) (0)303 123 7323
F. (+44) (0)20 7930 9625
[email protected]

Sharing Learning Objectives

You will find our learning objectives for each taught session on the relevant programme information page.  Sending us your learning objectives prior to your visit will help us tailor the session to your group’s requirements.

Planning Visits

Once you have made your booking, we offer two complimentary tickets for you and a colleague to conduct a planning visit.  If you would like to meet a member of the Learning team during this visit, please let us know at the time of booking.

Teachers' Packs for each site can be downloaded here.



Reduced-rate admission for school groups

Pre-booked school groups: £3.00 per pupil
Children in Reception or below: FREE

Accompanying adults
One teacher or adult helper is admitted free of charge at the following ratios:

Under 5s - 1 adult: 3 pupils
Years 1 to 3 - 1 adult: 6 pupils
Year 4 and above - 1 adult: 10 pupils

Please ask for details of rates for additional adults when booking.




Following your booking a confirmation letter, with an agreed arrival time, will be sent to you; your letter serves as a ticket for your group. The group leader must have a copy of the confirmation letter to present on arrival.

Security Measures

Royal Collection Trust sites have airport-style security measures at all public entry points, through which all visitors, including school groups, are required to enter.  All adults and children will be asked to:

  • Allow any bags to be searched by hand
  • Walk through a metal detector arch, one at a time
  • Switch off mobile phones

The Royal Collection Trust Learning section asks that teachers undertake the following guidelines to make entry to Royal Collection Trust sites as smooth and quick as possible:

  • Please arrive at the Royal Collection Trust site at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time for the booked workshop
  • Teachers and children should not bring the following: scissors, compasses, metal cutlery, sharp metallic implements
  • Only bring what you need! The Royal Collection Trust Learning section will provide all necessary equipment such as clipboards, pencils and drawing materials (groups can bring their own sketchbooks if they prefer to use these)