Long to Reign Over us - Photographic display of the Queen's reign
9th - 25th September: Visitors to the State Rooms this summer will enjoy special photographic displays marking the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Summer Opening: 30 July – 25 September 2016
• Free audio guide
• Choice of tour time
• Exclusive Combination offers available
2016 Summer Opening of the State Rooms. Choose your entry time from 11.00 or 15.00
As there is limited availability on each tour it is recommended that you book early.
The Buckingham Palace State Rooms are the 19 rooms that The Queen and Royal Family use to conduct royal business and affairs of state in one of the world's last true working palaces. The Buckingham Palace State Rooms are the working heart of the palace and are available to tour only during August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland.
The State Rooms are furnished with some of the finest treasures from the Royal Collection: The collection held in trust by The Queen for her successors and the nation, made up of all nature of treasures collected by Kings and Queens over the past 500 years and containing some of the finest art and furniture in the world.
During a visit to Buckingham Palace, visitors can see the nineteen magnificent State Rooms which provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. All rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.
A ticket includes entry to the special exhibition, A Royal Welcome. This display will provide a unique insight into creating the magic and magnificence of an official visit to Buckingham Palace. From food prepared in the royal kitchen, to the linens and porcelain chosen, this exhibition will reveal the preparations behind State Visits and official royal occasions.
Why not combine your visit to Buckingham Palace with other famous attractions and activities in London such as Kensington Palace or Tower Of London
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. Today the Buckingham Palace State Rooms are used extensively by Her Majesty The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors.
What there is to see?
The Buckingham Palace State Rooms form the heart of the working palace and are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection - paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto; sculpture by Canova; exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain; and some of the finest English and French furniture.
In celebration of The Queen's 90th birthday, a special exhibition will be staged across each of Her Majesty's official residences during 2016.
Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe (30 July – 25 September 2016)
Described as a 'walled oasis in the middle of London', the Palace's garden is home to thirty different species of bird and more than 350 different wild flowers, some extremely rare. Visitors end their tour with a walk along the south side of the garden, with splendid views of the west front of the Palace and the famous lake.
An audio guide is included in the ticket price and is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese, Russian and Mandarin. There is also a family audio guide (in English only) and accompanying activity trail, suitable for children 7-11 years.
Changing of the Guard
The Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place at 11:30 daily from April until the end of July and on alternate days for the rest of the year, weather permitting. The new guards arrive at the forecourt of the Palace at 11:30 from Wellington Barracks. The journey takes about 5 minutes and the soldiers are accompanied by a band. The ceremony is conducted on the Palace forecourt and takes approximately forty minutes to complete.
[The Army have not yet released the schedule for July, August or September.]
If you require wheelchair access or the use of the lift, you should not book with 365 Tickets.com and should pre-book tickets directly with Buckingham Palace.
Access booking line: 020 7766 7324 www.royalcollection.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Image 1: Photographer: Derry Moore, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013
Image 2 : Photographer: Peter Smith, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013
Image 3 : Photographer: Andrew Holt, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013
Image 4: Photographer: Derry Moore, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013
Dates & Times
Buckingham Palace 2016
Summer Opening of the State Rooms
The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open annually during the summer months when
the Palace is not in use for official functions.
30 July – 31 August 2016
Open daily, 09:15-19:45 (last admission 17:15)
1 – 25 September 2016
Open daily, 09:15-18:45 (last admission 16:15)
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The State Rooms - Buckingham Palace
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24 September 2015
We found the website easy to follow and purchase tickets through it...cheers.
18 September 2015
Very enjoyable and informative visit. A real insight.
16 September 2015
I had visited Buckingham Palace previously when attending a garden party back in 2005. However, you are just whisked through in a moment and spend 99% of the time in the garden. This was amazing but, to revisit the Palace, getting the chance to walk through the amazing state rooms, the ballroom, the beautiful drawing rooms, reception rooms etc and to be accompanied by the most excellent commentary via the free headset, well. It was a treat. I travelled to London especially and I have to say, it was worth every penny and every minute of the journey. The E ticket bought from 365 Tickets was immediately accepted and I spent a happy 2+ hours at the palace, even had a cup of tea and a cake in the garden. A totally brilliant experience. Made me feel very proud to be English.
8 September 2015
Everyone should visit Buckingham Palace at least once in their lifetime!
To see what actually goes on behind the scenes....all the people, all the work involved, gives you a new respect for the value of the work our Royal Family do.
3 September 2015
Absolutely stunning ! Beats anything we have seen at home or abroad.
2 September 2015
They were amazing and would recommend them to any one visiting London
2 September 2015
Excellent trip, very well organised and staff were very helpful with directions. The rooms were awesome and you can spend as much time as you like in each room. Recommended
31 August 2015
27 August 2015
Absolutely lovely and well worth the money. Maybe more varied time slots would have been appreciated and also more specific entry points etc. but nonetheless everything else was brilliant. Would use 365 again for other events may need/want. A good day all round.
26 August 2015
It was very difficult to move around easily to see everything. people were using the audio guide and kept stopping to get information on the room they were in, thus causing 'jams'. I have done the tour before and it was much better organised than this time. Very disappointed