Queen’s Coronation the focus of Buckingham Palace summer opening

Date Posted: 02/01/2013

Group travel organisers can now book tickets for the summer opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, with the chance to view a special exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.

At the heart of the exhibition will be Her Majesty’s Coronation Dress, designed by Norman Hartnell, and the Coronation Robe, embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.

Visiting groups will also have the opportunity to view a display of dress and uniforms worn by other members of the Royal Family and the maids of honour, together with works of art connected with the Coronation.

Treasures of the State Rooms

The State Rooms will be open to groups from the 3rd August to the 29th September, with discounted admission prices for parties of 15 or more.

Richly furnished with some of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection, visitors can see paintings by Van Dyck and Canaletto, sculpture by Canova, and Sèvres porcelain.

Garden Highlights Tour

Group travel organisers can combine their visit to Buckingham Palace with a Garden Highlights Tour.

The 39-acre garden is today the setting for the Queen’s garden parties, and features over 350 types of wild flower, more than 200 trees and a three-acre lake.

A pre-arranged group itinerary will allow time for your party to take in the panoramic view of the lawn from the Garden Cafe and to visit the Garden shop, in between the audio tour of the State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour.

For further group travel information visit www.royalcollection.org.uk/groups.

Photo credit: Derry Moore

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