Can you imagine being able to visit the place where Queen Elizabeth II lives? Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British monarch in London, which is also used for official ceremonies, state visits and as the backdrop for the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
But did you know that for ten weeks a year you can visit it for the Queen’s vacation in Scotland? However, it is during the summer time (high season) and it is necessary that you buy your tickets in advance at the official page.
What’s new in 2022?
Admission includes the special exhibition Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession, commemorating 70 years on the throne of Queen Elizabeth II.
To celebrate the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee in 2022, the remarkable series of portraits taken by Dorothy Wilding, which formed the basis of the Queen’s image on postage stamps and in British embassies around the world until 1971, will be on display.
Also on display will be The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, which was a wedding gift to Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, later Queen Mary, on the occasion of her marriage to the future King George V in 1893. The diamond tiara It was made by E. Wolff & Co for R & S. Garrard in a parchment and perforated foliate form. Queen Mary gave the tiara to her granddaughter, Princess Elizabeth, as a wedding present on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Philip on November 20, 1947.
This 2022, the dates go from July 22 to October 2, 2022 at a time of:
- July and August, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the last admission at 5:15 p.m.
- September and October, from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM with last admission at 4:15 PM.
Prices are divided into two types of tickets: The State Rooms and the Royal Day Out, which includes admission to the State Rooms, Royal Mews and The Queen’s Gallery.
– State room prices: Adult £30.00, young people from 18 to 24 years old £19.50, Under 17 years old / people with disabilities £16.50, Under 5 years free.
– Royal Day Out Prices: Adult £55.00, young people from 18 to 24 years old £36.00, Children under 17 / people with disabilities £30.00, Children under 5 years free.
Practical information for your visit:
- At least 2-2½ hours is recommended for your visit.
- Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance, there is a timed admission system that operates at 15-minute intervals.
- If you already have your ticket, for the best experience, please arrive at the entry time printed on your ticket and not before or after.
- It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
- When they arrive, they will go through a security check like the one at airports.
- You can take photos in the palace gardens at the end of your visit, but not inside the state rooms.
- Your ticket includes a multimedia guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Mandarin.
- Eating and drinking is not allowed inside the Palace, with the exception of bottled water.
- Restrooms and baby care facilities are only available at the end of the visit.
- For safety reasons, strollers cannot be brought into the state rooms. They must be registered and collected upon departure.
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