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Royal Mews & Queens Gallery Gold

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Board Basis: N/A
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK7004

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

Royal Mews and Queens Gallery at Buckingham Palace

Travel by luxury GOLD Coach.

Royal Mews - The Royal Mews houses the royal collection of historic carriages and coaches, which you may see in use during your visit. The most dazzling vehicle of all is the Gold State Coach, which was built for George III in 1762. Weighing almost four tonnes and requiring eight horses to pull it, it has carried every monarch to their coronation since 1821.

Among the vehicles on display are the Irish State Coach, purchased by Queen Victoria for £858 in 1852. Queen Victoria, King George VI and Her Majesty The Queen have all travelled to the State Opening of Parliament in this carriage. The 1902 State Landau, built by the firm of Hoopers in 1902 for King Edward VII, has been used for recent royal weddings including that of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. The newest coach on display at the Mews is The Diamond Jubilee State Coach. Built to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, it is only the second coach to be built for the Royal Household in over a century.

Visitors to the Royal Mews can also see some of the fine livery worn by The Queen's coachmen. Apart from a few small details, it remains much the same as it was in Victorian times. Remarkably, some of the tailors used for production of liveries today are the same companies employed during the reign of George III in the 18th century.

Queens Gallery - The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, the wide-ranging collection of art and treasures held in trust by The Queen for the Nation.

The Royal Collection Exhibition (Friday, 19 May 2017 - Sunday, 12 Nov 2017) Canaletto and the Art of Venice contains the world's finest group of paintings, drawings and prints by Venice's most famous view-painter, Canaletto (1697-1768). These works were bought by the young George III in 1762 from Canaletto's agent and dealer Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, along with the rest of Smith's huge collection.

The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works shown alongside paintings and works on paper by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The exhibition explores the many delights of eighteenth-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery.

* Prices shown on Screen apart from Coach Only Include Entry Tickets - Child Fare U-16

Depart Approx. 17.30

PRICE FROM ? £55 per person
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