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