|Sunday|| 0945 - 1545
|Monday|| 0945 - 1545
|Tuesday|| 0945 - 1545
|Wednesday|| 0945 - 1545
|Thursday|| 0945 - 1545
|Friday|| 0945 - 1545
|Saturday|| 0945 - 1545
|Please refer to Royal Collection website for opening dates.
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.
Today the State Rooms are used extensively by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors.
Find out more about the history of Buckingham Palace and how it is used today on the British Monarchy Website.
What there is to see
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.
Described as a 'walled oasis in the middle of London', the Palace's garden is home to thirty different species of bird and more than 350 different wild flowers, some extremely rare. 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 the famous lake.