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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Screens in Japan: Courts and Culture

See changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection, featuring old master paintings, rare furniture, decorative arts and images from the vast photograph collection.

The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace is open Thursday – Monday. Please see our COVID-19 information page for details of our safety measures.

You can also sign up to our email updates to hear the latest news on new exhibitions.

 

Prices

Japan: Courts and Culture prices

  The Queen's Gallery
Adult £17.00
Young Person (18-24) £11.00
Child (5-17) £9.00
Disabled £9.00
Under 5 Free
Groups (15 people or more) View group prices
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Family Offer

Families visiting The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace can save up to £13.00 when booking with us direct.

The family discount is automatically applied at checkout to bookings of at least 1 adult and 2 children, up to 2 Adults and 4 children.

Your ticket includes a multimedia tour.

Enjoy free re-admission for a year by asking us to treat your ticket purchase as a donation.
At the end of your visit, ask a Warden to stamp your ticket to convert it into a 1- Year Pass.
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Opening times

The Queen's Gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  Opening time Last admission Closing time
  10:00 16:15 17:30

Closures

The Queen's Gallery is part of a working royal palace so sometimes closures can happen at short notice.​

Practical information

Please see our COVID-19 information page for details of our safety procedures.

  • You can visit The Queen's Gallery at your leisure using the complimentary multimedia guide, which lasts approximately 1 hour.
  • You and your belongings may be subject to security checks. Read more about security & luggage.
  • You can take photographs in the Gallery. Read about photography, filming & mobile phones.
  • Eating and drinking are not allowed inside the Gallery.
  • Toilets and baby-care facilities are available.
  • Pushchairs can be taken into the Gallery except at very busy times, when they will need to be left in the Undercroft on the ground floor and collected at the end of your visit. Read more about visiting with children.

More practical information

 

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.

Current exhibition

 

 

... an exquisite, intricate, truly diverting parade of treasures ★★★★

The Telegraph

The Royal Collection holds some of the most significant examples of Japanese art and craftsmanship in the western world. For the first time, highlights from this outstanding collection are brought together to tell the story of 300 years of diplomatic, artistic and cultural exchange between the British and Japanese royal and imperial families. 

Exhibition highlights

Akatsuka Jitoku (1871-1936)

Two door cabinet of drawers

Japan [Asia]

Samurai armour

Japan [Asia]

Folding screen

What's on

Explore the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Combine your visit to The Queen's Gallery with a trip to the Royal Mews and see one of the finest working stables in existence.

Add both tickets to your basket during checkout and receive a 10% discount.

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Shopping and eating

The Queen's Gallery shop

Our shop offers a wide range of exclusive gifts inspired by the royal palaces and the works of art in the Royal Collection.

You'll find homeware, china, clothing and jewellery, children’s toys, books and postcards. Please ask us about our home-delivery service. The income from every purchase you make contributes directly to the care of the Royal Collection.

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Refreshments

Eating and drinking are not permitted inside The Queen's Gallery, except for bottled water. You will be asked to place drinks and food in closed bags before being admitted. Food and drink are not available for purchase at the Gallery, but there are many cafés and restaurants in the local area.

Groups

Group prices

We offer a groups discount for bookings of 15 people or more.

Group bookings

It is essential to pre-book your group visit. Buy your tickets online or over the telephone.

Coach parking

There is no coach parking near The Queen's Gallery. Once your booking is confirmed we will advise the nearest set down location.

Guiding

Visitors can enjoy a free multimedia tour. Guiding isn't allowed inside the Gallery.

What's on for groups

Schools

Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. We offer a range of interactive workshops, tours, learning activities and resources for nursery, primary and secondary pupils. Our school visit information will help teachers and organisers plan their visit.

Access and mobility

The Queen's Gallery is fully accessible. Concessionary rates are available if you have a disability and a companion is admitted free of charge.

Accessible toilets and seating are available.

Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

A number of Wardens are Dementia Friends, please ask staff for any assistance.

The Gallery comprises three large exhibition rooms and a number of smaller spaces. You may wish to download a photo journey (PDF) to help you plan your visit.

There is no café or parking on-site, but both are available nearby.

General information on visiting is available on our Practical Information page.

For detailed access information, please select one of the options below. For any other information, you can contact the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or by emailing [email protected]

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