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The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Home to historic royal carriages and one of the finest working stables in existence.

The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is responsible for all the road travel arrangements for The Queen and members of the Royal Family.

Discover this living part of Britain's heritage, open from February to November each year.

Prices

  The Royal Mews Combined visit to the Royal Mews & The Queen's Gallery
Adult £13.00 £23.80
Over 60 £11.80 £21.60
Student £11.80 £20.30
Under 17 / Disabled £7.50 £12.80
Under 5 Free Free
Family (2 adults and 3 under 17s) £33.50 £60.40
Groups (15 people or more) View group prices View group prices
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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.
Find out more.

 

Opening times

COVID-19. To protect the wellbeing of visitors & staff, The Royal Mews is closed to the public until further notice. For more information see our FAQs.

  Opening time Last admission Closing time
1 February - 22 March 2020 10:00 15:15 16:00
23 March - 31 October 2020 10:00 16:15 17:00
1 - 30 November 2020 10:00 15:15 16:00

 

Royal Mews closures

The Royal Mews is part of a working royal palace so sometimes closures can happen at short notice.

The Mews will be completely closed on:​

  • 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November 2020 (all Sundays in November)
  • 25-26 December 2020

Practical information

  • You can visit the Royal Mews at your leisure using the complimentary multimedia tour, which lasts approximately 45 minutes.
  • When you arrive, you will pass through an airport-style security check. Read more about security & luggage.
  • Please note that there are currently no toilets for visitors at the Royal Mews. We are installing new facilities, which will open in Spring 2020. Alternative toilets are available at The Queen’s Gallery,  a two minute walk, which you can access by showing your ticket for the Royal Mews. 
  • You can take photographs in the Royal Mews. Read about photography, filming & mobile phones.
  • Your ticket includes a multimedia guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Mandarin. We also have a guide for families, an audio descriptive tour for blind or partially-sighted visitors and a video tour for D/deaf and hard of hearing visitors. 
  • Eating and drinking aren't allowed inside the Royal Mews.
  • Pushchairs can be taken into the Mews. Read more about visiting with children.

More practical information

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.

About the Mews

History of the Royal Mews

The current Royal Mews was built in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in 1825.

The Royal Mews today

The Royal Mews provides road transport for The Queen by both horse-drawn carriage and car.

Painting of carriage procession to Westminster Abbey
Be transported through Royal history

Watch a short film about the Royal Mews.

Children and families

Drawing activities and trails

Download educational resources to use during your visit or at home.

Things to do with children

Pick up a family multimedia guide featuring games, videos and facts, aimed at children aged 7-11 years.

Try out a model carriage

Experience what it feels like to step into a royal carriage and share your photos with #SitInStyle

Top things to look out for

Did you know The Queen names all the horses? Try and spot the horses' name plates on your visit.

Schools

Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to the Royal Mews. 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.

Shopping and eating

Royal Collection shop

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

Shop online

Refreshments

Unfortunately eating and drinking aren't allowed at the Royal Mews. However, you'll find plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby.  

What's on

Combined visit to the Royal Mews and The Queen's Gallery

Make the most of your day out with a combined visit to The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

See the latest exhibitions from the Royal Collection, featuring old master paintings, rare furniture, decorative arts and images from the vast photograph collection. The Queen's Gallery is located only a two minute walk from the Mews.

Book tickets

Groups

Group prices

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

Group bookings

You don't have to pre-book your group visit. Buy your tickets from the Admission desk on the day.

Coach parking

We can advise on the nearest coach set down and pick up points. Unfortunately there is no coach parking near the Royal Mews.

Guiding

London Blue Badge Guides are allowed to guide at two points in the Main Quadrangle. Visitors can also enjoy a free multimedia tour.

Access and mobility

The Royal Mews is fully accessible. Most of the site is outside, with some cover. Concessionary rates are available for you if you have a disability and an accompanying companion is admitted free of charge.

Please note that there are currently no toilets for visitors at the Royal Mews. We are installing new facilities, which will open in Spring 2020. Alternative toilets are available at The Queen’s Gallery,  a two minute walk, which you can access by showing your ticket for the Royal Mews.

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 via email.

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