Visit: State Apartments at Buckingham Palace
| State Apartments at Buckingham Palace
The Art Fund has arranged an opportunity for members to visit Buckingham Palace while The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland and the Palace's 19 State Rooms are open to the public.
The State Rooms form the heart of the working palace and are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection - paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto; sculpture by Canova; exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain; and some of the finest English and French furniture.
This summer, visitors will be able to experience the spectacle of the Palace's Ballroom set up for a State Banquet. The enormous table traditionally used on such occasions will be dressed with a dazzling display of silver-gilt from the magnificent Grand Service, first used to celebrate the birthday of George III in 1811.
Visitors end their tour with a walk along the south side of the garden, with splendid views of the west front of the Palace and famous lake.
Booking information: please call 0870 050 3688 for tickets.