The Royal Collection’s Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace has been re-presented this summer and now offers more for visitors to see and experience.
The Royal Mews allows visitors to view a royal collection of coaches and motor cars used to transport members of the Royal Family throughout history. The attraction at Buckingham Palace in London is open from February to November each year (with the exception of certain days).
The new additions have been added this summer and are now on show for visitors.
Royal carriages and interactive displays
New additions to the Royal Mews include a model landau inspired by the Semi-State Landau, thought to be Queen Victoria's favoured carriage on ceremonial occasions.
Located in the State Stables, the reproduction landau, which is decorated in a royal carriage livery and has real suspension, allows visitors to experience what it feels like to step into a royal carriage for the first time.
Also recently installed in the State Stables are new interactive displays, which give youngsters the opportunity to learn how to harness a horse and to dress up as a footman in specially created livery
A collection of historic miniature royal carriages are also now on show, including a Pony Phaeton and Donkey Barouche from the reign of Queen Victoria.
Highlights of a visit will also include seeing the Gold State Coach and the Diamond Jubilee Stage Coach.
Guided tours of the Royal Mews are available between April and October which last around 45 minutes. The tours look at the work done at the Royal Mews and who is responsible for the vehicles and organisation of road travel for the Royal Family.
Group organisers planning a visit can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on ticket prices.
You can also download the groups and private tours guide via the Royal Collection website which gives further details for your group visit.
For more information, visit www.royalcollection.org.uk.