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The Queen's Gallery

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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA, England
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10:00 - 17:30
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The Queen's Gallery hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the...

The Queen's Gallery hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.

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Loved Portrait of the Artist

The current exhibition is extremely interesting and includes artist self portraits, peer portraits & others. Although a small gallery it is not crowded and is well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Colleen H
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were nearby (Royal Mews) and so stopped in, but honestly, I was surprised at how little there was to see. Not worthwhile at all.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When my wife and I went to the Queen's Gallery, there were exhibits of paintings of botanicals and butterflies and paintings by Scottish artists. Although the paintings were attractive, our audioguides didn't work right so we quickly gave up on them. At some point, the artworks began to run together. We were allowed to take photos without flash. Bottom line:... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm the sort of person who gravitates toward museums with gorgeous paintings, and this was absolutely what I wanted! Incredible self-portraits and an audio tour to walk you through the story behind most of them. The information in the audio tour gave a great insight into the pieces, making them even more fascinating. I would highly recommend this. I would... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

While we enjoyed the pieces we did see, it was a bit underwhelming for the cost. I would recommend this only if the current exhibition truly speaks to you.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Another of many visits to The Queen's Gallery on the side of Buckingham Palace to see the Self Portraits exhibition did not disappoint. The Gallery is beautiful and well run and presents new exhibits of art from the Queen's vast Royal Collection. This exhibit presented 100 portraits of artists in history Including Rembrandt and Hockney. Like all of the exhibits... More 

Thank DRHinTheDesert
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The current exhibition is extremely interesting and includes artist self portraits, peer portraits & others. Although a small gallery it is not crowded and is well worth a visit. Among my favourites was the Rembrandt self portrait whilst my daughter loved the self portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi. Learning the origins of the collection was fascinating. The exhibition has a natural... More 

Thank Colleen H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Wonderful range of self portraits .For me the highlight was Rembrandt. The setting and the design of the whole gallery is very successful. The staff are helpful and engaged. The staff also I've ten minute lectures of picture they particularly like. Very Good indeed and this idea should I think be transfer to other galleries .

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Located round from the main Buckingham Palace, it is a delight to visit as a part of a package. The Gallery is immaculately maintained with a well stocked shop to find souvenirs. The painting can be closely observed and with a free mobile phone size handset to give you commentary. Good place to visit. On our visit, we were fortunate... More 

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were early for our state room visit and decided to visit the Gallery. It's a fairly small collection on display but nice to see - amazing to actually see the miniatures.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This show focuses on self portraits of artists in the royal collection. The works range from Rembrandt to Hockney and include the only known portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. The quality of the art varies widely but the show demonstrates the incredible scope of the Royal collection. It is worth seeing although not on par with some previous exhibitions at... More 


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