Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace

From July-October each year, visitors can walk through 19 of the magnificent State Rooms and explore the Palace's Garden.

Buckingham Palace Summer opening -

During most of the year Buckingham Palace is the office and London residence of The Queen.

But since 1993, during the summer months, the palace is open to the public. Visitors can walk around 19 magnificent State Rooms, used during the year for official entertaining and ceremonial functions.

Inside Buckingham Palace

Each year, Royal Collection Trust create a special exhibition for summer opening. This year, To mark the 70th birthday of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, visitors will enjoy a special display featuring a number of works of art personally selected by His Royal Highness.

The Prince has enjoyed a life-long passion for art, inspired by the treasures in the Royal Collection. In the display, The Prince's favourite art works will be shown alongside works created by young artists supported by three charities which he has founded and is patron of: The Royal Drawing School, The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts  and Turquoise Mountain.

During the visit, guests can walk through the garden where The Queen's annual garden parties are held.

Buckingham Palace Gardens

Buckingham Palace is open to visitors until 30 September 2018. More information about Summer Opening here.