Summer Opening: Saturday, 22 July 2017 to Sunday, 1 October 2017
• Free audio guide
• Choice of tour time
• Exclusive Combination offers available
2017 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 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.
Royal Gifts, the special exhibition at the Summer Opening of the Palace in 2017, will tell the story of The Queen’s reign through a wide-ranging display of official gifts presented to Her Majesty during the past 65 years. With gifts representing every continent, including those from world leaders such as former US President Ronald Reagan, former South African President Nelson Mandela and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, the exhibition will present a spectacular display of craftsmanship from across the globe.
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. 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.
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, Brazilian Portuguese, 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: 030 3123 7324 www.royalcollection.org.uk or email email@example.com
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
Entry Times: 11:00 and 15:00*
Buckingham Palace 2017
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.
* Between Monday 24 July to Friday 4 August, there is only 15:00 available.
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The State Rooms - Buckingham Palace
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22 September 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Buckingham Palace and loved the children's information on the head set and the clothing display
We would have liked to have come back again during the next 12 months but because we bought the ticket from a third party, we were not eligible
At the ticket office, they need toilet facilities (especially when visiting with children)
8 September 2016
was a lovely afternoon out, an amazing place
7 September 2016
6 September 2016
Loved it. only problem was the entry ticket scanning system was down and so it was manual processing of tickets. The public who were just turning up to buy their ticket for the same day were on a shorter Que and therefore got in before the people who had pre-booked.
Anyway got in about 30 minutes after allotted time and then we were left on our electronic tour guide to wander through the state rooms. Interesting and marvelling.
2 September 2016
Our visit to see 9 decades of our Queens outfits was fabulous. It's always exciting to visit Buckingham Palace but this exhibition was the best yet. We can't wait for next years.
26 August 2016
26 August 2016
Very well organized tour, prepare yourself to be impressed. Highly recommend together with The Royal Mews tour.
26 August 2016
Great palace with modern audio guide and well distributed number of visitors. Enjoyed the extra exhibition about the queen's fashion.
19 August 2016
12 August 2016
Really worth a visit. Seeing a lot of the Queens dresses and hats was amazing. Buckingham Palace is beautiful inside, very grand and opulent, you almost expect to see the Queen!