Queen's Gallery

The Queen's Gallery is a public art gallery located at Buckingham Palace, home of the British monarch, in London. It exhibits works of art from the Royal Collection (i.e. those works owned by the Queen "in trust for the nation" rather than privately) on a rotating basis; about 450 works are on display at any one time.

The gallery is located at the west front of the Palace, on the site of a chapel bombed during the Second World War. The gallery opened in 1962. In 2002 it was renovated by the architect John Simpson, who added the Doric entrance portico, and re-opened by the Queen. It is open to the public on a daily basis.


  • Fisher, Mark (2004). Britain's Best Museums and Galleries. London: Penguin

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