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Maria Merians ButterfliesMaria Merians ButterfliesMaria Merians Butterflies This exhibition tells the story of Maria Sibylla Merian, "one of the world's most talented scientific illustrators" (The Guardian) through her works in the Royal Collection, acquired by George III. On display at The Queen's Gallery are luxury versions of the plates of the Metamorphosis, her 1705 study of insects, by one of the world's first en2016-04-29T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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PRICING  £10.30 (Adults), £9.40 (Concessions), £5.30 (Under 17/Disabled), Free (Under 5)
DATES  15th April to 9th October 2016
VENUE  The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 
This exhibition tells the story of Maria Sibylla Merian, "one of the world's most talented scientific illustrators" (The Guardian) through her works in the R... More about this event
 
Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the ContinentScottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the ContinentScottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent The Queen has one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the world and Scottish Artists 1750 - 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent, the first exhibition devoted solely to Scottish art in the Royal Collection, gives us all - Queen and commoner - a chance to enjoy it. With a focuses on 1750 to 1900, significant works include Allan Rams2016-04-29T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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PRICING  £7.20 (Adults), £6.60 (Over 60/ Student with valid ID), £3.70 (Under 17/ Disabled), Free (Under 5), £18.10 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
DATES  18th March to 9th October 2016
VENUE  The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 
The Queen has one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the world and Scottish Artists 1750 - 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent, the first exhibit... More about this event
 
Family Activity DayFamily Activity DayA day of family fun.2016-05-02T10:30:00+01002016-05-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Royal College Of Music Short Recitals: Sarah Small And En-Ming LinRoyal College Of Music Short Recitals: Sarah Small And En-Ming LinThe viola da gamba players recite William Young's Sonata In D Minor, the anonymous composition Caledonia's Wail For Neil Gow and Nathaniel Gow's Lament For The Death Of His Brother.2016-05-04T12:00:00+01002016-05-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Royal College Of Music Short Recitals: Sarah Small And En-Ming Lin
 
Exhibition Short Talk: An Elegant Writing Table For The Palace Of HolyroodhouseExhibition Short Talk: An Elegant Writing Table For The Palace Of HolyroodhouseAmber Turner discusses the furniture items that the Young, Trotter and Hamilton supplied to the Palace.2016-05-05T12:00:00+01002016-05-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Exhibition Short Talk: An Elegant Writing Table For The Palace Of Holyroodhouse
 
The Universal Butterfly: LectureThe Universal Butterfly: LectureJoin author Peter Marren as he journeys through the fascinating visual history of butterflies.2016-05-11T13:00:00+01002016-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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The Universal Butterfly: Lecture
 
Study Day: The Strange And The Beautiful: Exotics And The New WorldStudy Day: The Strange And The Beautiful: Exotics And The New WorldJoin expert Terry Gough in a behind-the-scenes tour of the glasshouse nursery to explore Mary II's passion for collecting and showcasing exotic species.2016-05-14T10:30:00+01002016-05-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Study Day: The Strange And The Beautiful: Exotics And The New World
 
Family Activities: Little Stories For Under-5sFamily Activities: Little Stories For Under-5sLearn about colours and shapes on a tour of the exhibitions.2016-05-16T10:30:00+01002016-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Family Activities: Little Stories For Under-5s
 
Royal College Of Music Short RecitalsRoyal College Of Music Short RecitalsIain Hall, Daniel Scott and Thomas Shelbourn perform Johann Mattheson's Trio Sonata Op 1, No 7 and 8.2016-05-18T12:00:00+01002016-05-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Royal College Of Music Short Recitals
 
Exhibition Short Talk: William Dyce: Influences, Inspiration And Royal PatronageExhibition Short Talk: William Dyce: Influences, Inspiration And Royal PatronageAlex Buck explores the influence of Raphael on Dyce's work.2016-05-19T12:00:00+01002016-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Exhibition Short Talk: William Dyce: Influences, Inspiration And Royal Patronage
 
Thursday Late: The Spirit Of ScotlandThursday Late: The Spirit Of ScotlandExplore the stories of Scotland through poetry and prose readings, and uncover the fascinating story behind previously misidentified works in the Royal Collection. Enjoy a whisky-tasting session, sample the finest Scottish artisan produce, and create your own unique piece of craftwork to take home.2016-05-19T18:30:00+01002016-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Thursday Late: The Spirit Of Scotland
 
Bach To BabyBach To BabyThe critically acclaimed concert series for baby and parent. Little ones can dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment to enjoy exhilarating performances by outstanding musicians.2016-05-23T11:00:00+01002016-05-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Bach To Baby
 
Exhibition Short Talk: Architect's Table By William TrotterExhibition Short Talk: Architect's Table By William TrotterNicola Turner Inman discusses the work of William Trotter.2016-05-26T12:00:00+01002016-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Exhibition Short Talk: Architect's Table By William Trotter
 
Jen Hadfield: MicrocosmicJen Hadfield: MicrocosmicThe poet premieres a piece written especially for this event.2016-05-26T19:00:00+01002016-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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Jen Hadfield: Microcosmic
 
Portrait of the ArtistPortrait of the Artist Exploring the notion of artists as celebrities, Portrait of the Artist puts self-portraits by world-renowned artists like Rembrandt, Rubens, Freud and Hockney in the main frame. Images at The Queen's Gallery also include portraits of artists by their friends, relatives and pupils, including the most reliable surviving likeness of Leonard2016-11-04T00:00:00+00002017-04-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £10.30 (Adults), £9.40 (Concessions), £5.30 (Under 17/Disabled), Free (Under 5)
DATES  4th November 2016 to 23rd April 2017
VENUE  The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 
Exploring the notion of artists as celebrities, Portrait of the Artist puts self-portraits by world-renowned artists like Rembrandt, Rubens, Freud and H... More about this event
 
 
 

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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Buckingham Palace

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Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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Matilda The Musical
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Theatre | Until 29th May 2016 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace

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