The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Westminster and St Jame's



Thursdays to Mondays: from 10am to 5:30pm (last entry at 4:30pm)




Open to all


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The King's Gallery

Buckingham Palace Road
+44 (0)20 7766 7301
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Feel like royalty when you visit The King’s Gallery (formerly known as the Queen's Gallery) at Buckingham Palace.

The gallery 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 monarch for the nation.

What is there to see at The King's Gallery?

Dedicated to works of art from the Royal Collection, The King's Gallery was constructed in 1962 at Buckingham Palace, out of the bomb-damaged ruins of a chapel destroyed in an air raid in 1940. The innovative and modern art gallery is one of the most significant additions to Buckingham Palace in 150 years.

In addition to gems from the Royal Collection, there's a changing programme of temporary exhibitions, featuring old master paintings, rare furniture, decorative arts and images from the photograph collection.

What is the current exhibition?

The current exhibition showing at The King's Gallery is Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography. An exciting showcase of how portraiture has played a vital role in shaping the public's perception of the Royal Family over the last 100 years.

The unique collection charts the evolution of royal portrait photography from the 1920s to the present day, demonstrating how the Royals harnessed the power of photography to project grandeur and tradition on the monarchy.

A young princess margaret posing for a portrait in a white dress. 

The exhibition is running from 17 May 2024 until 6 October 2024 and entry is included in the cost of a standard ticket to the gallery.

How can I get tickets?

Tickets to visit The King’s Gallery must be booked in advance – book King’s Gallery tickets now.

How long does it take to explore?

It takes approximately one and a half hours to explore The King’s Gallery. However, each exhibition may vary.

Where is The King's Gallery?

The King’s Gallery is located on Buckingham Palace Road in central London.

How to get there

The nearest Tube station to The King’s Gallery is Victoria (Circle and District and Victoria lines), which is a six-minute walk away. Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines) and Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line) are 12 minutes away.

If you are arriving by coach, Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk away. Several buses also stop nearby the gallery.

Prices and opening times

Child ticket (5 to 17 years old) £9.50 per ticket
Young Person ticket £12.00 per ticket
Adult ticket £19.00 per ticket

Opening Times

Thursday to Monday: 10am to 5.30pm

29 March 2024 - Gallery closed

15 April - 16 May 2024 - Gallery closed