Buckingham Palace State Rooms 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. The Queen's Gallery - Buckingham Palace All tickets include a complimentary multimedia tour 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. Canaletto & The Art of Venice 19th May - 12th November The Royal Collection 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. This film introduces Canaletto and Smith, and some of the themes of the exhibition.
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