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The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace: Entrance Ticket with Multimedia Guide

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  • Buy tickets to the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace and treat yourself to a wide-ranging assortment of treasures and art.
  • Admire a display of over 450 pieces of work in the Japan: Courts and Culture exhibition this year.
  • Get a glimpse of rare Japanese art and design in the Western world curated from the Royal Collection.
  • Check out the outside collection which consists of porcelain and lacquer, samurai armor, and embroidered screens!
  • Witness 300 years of diplomatic and cultural exchanges between Britain and Japan through the artworks.
  • Once you learn more about the artworks from your 1-hour English multimedia guide, explore the exhibition further at your own pace.
  • Note: The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace will be open from 8 Apr - 31 Dec 2022.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Windsor Castle Entrance Tickets with Multimedia Guide

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  • Enjoy entry into the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle.
  • Explore the Castle that has served as the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.
  • Spread over 10.5 hectares, this is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen.
  • Stroll through the lavish State Apartments, furnished with paintings by Holbein, Rubens, and Van Dyck.
  • Visit the beautiful 15th-century St. George’s Chapel, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married.
  • From Oct to Mar, you can even visit the gorgeous Semi-State Apartments which acted as George IV's private rooms in the 19th century.
  • Stop by for refreshments at the Undercroft Café. Opened in 2020, it is situated in one of the Castle's oldest spaces.
  • You will have a multimedia guide for company, so you can listen to fascinating stories about all that you see around you.
  • The multimedia guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and British Sign Language.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Queen Elizabeth II is loved and respected around the world. She ascended the throne on 6th Feb 1952, and on the 6th Feb of this year, she marked 70 years of her reign and became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. On this occasion, the UK will not only observe a national bank holiday in June but also conduct several events throughout the year. Join the grandest celebration of 2022 and explore some exclusive exhibitions on her time as a reigning queen.

When Will it be Held? 

Throughout the year 2022

Where Will it be Held? 

All over the United Kingdom

What's Happening at Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations?

Exhibitions

  • Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession
  • Japan: Courts and Culture
  • Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Coronation
  • Platinum Jubilee Display
  • Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace

Popular Events

  • Queen's Birthday Parade
  • Platinum Jubilee Beacons
  • Service of Thanksgiving
  • Derby at Epsom Downs
  • Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace
  • Big Jubilee Lunch
  • Platinum Jubilee Pageant

Why Be a Part of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations? 

In Feb 2022, Queen Elizabeth became the first-ever British monarch to mark 70 years of her service to the people of the UK, the Realms and the Commonwealth. To celebrate this wonderful occasion, not only will there be a bank holiday weekend from the 2nd to the 5th of June, but there will also be many public events and community activities that celebrate the key moments of the Queen’s 70 years of service. 

Along with this, Historic Royal Palaces is also showcasing exclusive exhibits that tell the story of the Queen’s accession, her coronation, and other rare exhibits that you definitely can’t miss!

Take a look at all the events happening in the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee here.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Tickets

The exhibitions being held for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee do not require you to buy a special ticket for the same. You can simply book your tickets for the palace or castle you’re visiting and you will be able to explore the exhibits!

The Story of Her Accession

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Being the longest-reigning British monarch, HM Queen Elizabeth is beloved and respected not just in the UK but around the globe. On her 21st birthday, she declared that she would dedicate her whole life, whether long or short, to the service of the people, and she has strived to live up to these words ever since. 

When King George VI’s health started to decline, Elizabeth frequently took his place in public events. She also took his place in the proposed Commonwealth tour of Australia and New Zealand through Kenya in early 1952. Unfortunately, during this tour, Elizabeth heard the news of her father’s death, and she was now a young 25-year-old girl who had suddenly become the Queen. Elizabeth then returned to the UK to assume her duties as the new Queen. She chose to retain her name Elizabeth as her regnal name, which allowed her to become Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. 

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Exhibitions

To celebrate the service of Queen Elizabeth for the past 70 years, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh are holding special exhibits that tell the story of her journey as a Queen. 

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Platinum Jubilee: Queen’s Accession

Honoring the beginning of her reign, this Queen’s Accession exhibit will be displayed at the State Rooms in Buckingham Palace. The exhibit will be live from 22nd July to 2nd October 2022. You can view the famous Dorothy Wilding portraits of Queen Elizabeth which were clicked to be used on postage stamps around the world. You can also spot the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara which was given to Elizabeth as a wedding gift from Queen Mary. 

Buckingham Palace Exhibitions
japan courts and culture exhibition

Japan: Courts and Culture

Highlighting a 300-year-long history of diplomacy between the royal families of Britain and Japan, this rare exhibit displays some beautiful Japanese artifacts gifted to the British Royal Family. Discover some rare porcelain and lacquer artifacts along with a Samurai armor, embroidered folding screens, and much more! The exhibit will be held from 8th April 2022 to 12th March 2023 at Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. 

Buckingham Palace Exhibitions
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Platinum Jubilee: Queen’s Coronation

This exhibit at Windsor Castle celebrates the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth. She was crowned as the Queen of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth on 2nd June 1953. The most prominent items displayed here include the Queen’s Coronation Dress and Coronation Robe. This exhibit will be open from 7th July to 26th September 2022. 

Windsor Castle Exhibition
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Masterpieces From Buckingham Palace

The Royal Collection Trust will display some extremely rare art that includes works by Van Dyke, Artemisia Gentileschi, Rembrandt, and many more! This exhibit will be held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s home in Edinburgh, between 25th March to 25th September 2022. 

Palace of Holyroodhouse Exhibitions
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Platinum Jubilee Display

Also being held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, this exhibit includes a display of the Queen’s outfits on her previous jubilees. A major attraction of this exhibit is the pink dress, stole and coat designed by Sir Hardy Amies. You can view this exhibit from 3rd July to 25th September 2022. 

Palace of Holyroodhouse Exhibitions

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, there will also be a UK bank holiday from the 2nds to the 5th of June 2022. These four days will be filled with a series of events that celebrate and commemorate the Queen’s contribution to the UK and the rest of the world. 

queen's birthday parade

Queen’s Birthday Parade - 2nd June

Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday is usually celebrated on the Second Saturday of June. This year, it will be held on Thursday, 2nd June 2022. More than 1400 soldiers, 400 musicians and 200 horses will participate in the parade. It will begin at Buckingham Palace and then move to the Mall and then the Horse Guards Parade, where the Royal Family Members will join the Parade on horseback and carriages. The Parade will end with an RAF fly-past that the Queen along with the Royal Family Members will witness from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. 

jubilee beacons

Platinum Jubilee Beacons - 2nd June

The UK follows a tradition of lighting beacons to celebrate Royal anniversaries, birthdays, jubilees, etc., and it won’t be any different this year. More than 1500 beacons will be lit throughout the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and the UK Overseas Territories. There will be three kinds of beacon events. The first is Community Beacons, where thousands of beacons will be lit by different communities, charities and groups throughout the country. The second is the Commonwealth Beacon, where 54 beacons will be lit in all the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries. Lastly, the Principal Beacon will be lit on 2nd June during a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace. 

st paul's cathedral

Service of Thanksgiving - 3rd June

There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s 70 years of service held at St Paul’s Cathedral. More details on this will be shared later. St Paul's Cathedral will also hold an exhibition of its own, Jubilee: St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World, that will commemorate the royal jubilees of the past monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth II.

Exhibition Dates: 25th May to 1st Dec 2022

horse racing

The Derby at Epsom Downs - 4th June

Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family will attend the Derby at the Epsom Downs Racecourse. It is a two-day event, with Friday the 3rd being Ladies Day, when you can wear chic summer clothes while you watch the horses race, including the Cazoo Oaks, one of the five classic races of Britain. On Saturday, 4th June, also known as Derby Day, when the greatest races will take place. Queen Elizabeth will also be a part of Derby Day, making it an unforgettable carnival!

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Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace - 4th June

There will be a special live concert at Buckingham Palace that will be staged and also broadcast live by BBC. Some of the most famous entertainment stars will be present at this concert to celebrate the key and joyous moments of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. 

The tickets for this event have now been closed. However, you can still catch it live on BBC on the day of the concert!

barbeque lunch

The Big Jubilee Lunch - 5th June

Nothing brings people together better than giant food parties! Every year since its birth in 2009, people from different groups, communities and neighborhoods come together and host lunch parties across the country. Whether big or small, a Big Jubilee Lunch can be as simple as a picnic or as big as a street party! You can get some tips and ideas on making your own Big Jubilee Lunch as well. More than 1400 people have already registered themselves to host Big Jubilee Lunches throughout the country!

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Platinum Jubilee Pageant - 5th June

Witness artists, performers, musicians, dancers, military personnel, volunteers and other key workers come together to tell the story of the Queen’s 70-year reign. There will be street art, music, circus and theater, along with state-of-the-art visual technology, bringing in talent from across the country and the Commonwealth! The highlight of the pageant is the “River of Hope” with 200 silk flags carried by secondary school students down the Mall. It aims to shed more light on climate change, putting emphasis on the views the children of tomorrow have for their futures.

Plan Your Visit to Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Exhibitions

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  • All the facilities have reduced capacity. There are markings in queuing areas to encourage social distancing. 
  • While face coverings aren’t mandatory, it is encouraged to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces, especially at the entrances and during security checks. 
  • Touch-free hand sanitizers are available throughout the facilities.
  • Headphones and multimedia guides are cleaned twice after every visitor’s use. You’re welcome to bring your own headphones as well. 
  • The staff is fully trained on the new Covid-19 procedures. There are also enhanced cleaning regimes in place. 
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Buckingham Palace

Japan: Courts and Culture - 8th April 2022 to 12th March 2023

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession - 22nd July to 2nd October 2022

Windsor Castle

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Coronation - 7th July to 26th September 2022

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Masterpieces From Buckingham Palace - 25th March to 25th September 2022

Platinum Jubilee Display - 3rd July to 25th September 2022

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Buckingham Palace

Open every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays 

July to August: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM; last admission - 5:15 PM

September to October: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM; last admission - 4:15 PM

Windsor Castle

Open every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays

1st March to 31st October: 10 AM to 5:15 PM; last admission - 4 PM

1st November to 28th February: 10 AM to 4:15 PM; last admission - 3 PM

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Open every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays

1st April to 31st October: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM; last admission - 3:15 PM

1st November to 31st March: 9:30 AM to 6 PM; last admission - 4:30 PM

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Buckingham Palace

Address: Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom

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Windsor Castle

Address: Windsor Castle, Windsor SL4 1NJ, United Kingdom

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Palace of Holyroodhouse

Address: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, United Kingdom

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Frequently Asked Questions About Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Q. What are the dates for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations?

A. The main events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration will be from 2nd to 5th June 2022. However, there are a lot more events and exhibitions that will be held throughout the year for the occasion. 

Q. When is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

A. Queen Elizabeth will officially finish 70 years of service on 2nd June 2022. 

Q. What are the events taking place for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

A. The events taking place for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee include the Queen’s Birthday Parade, the Platinum Jubilee Beacons, the Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace, and many more. There are also exclusive exhibitions being held at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse for the occasion. Take a look at this page to know more. 

Q. What exhibitions are being held for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

A. You can visit Buckingham Palace to see the Queen’s Accession and the Japan: Courts and Culture exhibits. Look at what Elizabeth wore for her coronation at the Queen’s Coronation exhibit at Windsor Castle. You can also look at some extremely rare items on display at the Platinum Jubilee Display and Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace exhibits at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Find out more here

Q. What are the exhibition dates for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

A. The Windsor Castle exhibits will be open from 7th July to 26th September 2022. The Buckingham Palace exhibits begin on 8th April 2022 and the Palace of Holyroodhouse exhibits start on the 25th of March. Find out more here

Q. Where can I get tickets to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee exhibitions?

A. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee exhibitions being held at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse don’t have tickets of their own. You can simply purchase the ticket to the respective venue and take a look at the exhibitions. Buy Queen’s Platinum Jubilee tickets

Q. Where can I get tickets to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations?

A. The tickets to the party at Buckingham Palace are available only through ballots which are now closed. If you wish to participate in any other event, you will have to buy tickets to the respective venues.