Charles II: Art & Power — at the Queen’s Gallery

, Buckingham Gate Road, London 51.499994 -0.142796
Dates & Time:
10 AM to 5.30 PM (Mon-Sun, Oct to mid-Jul); 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM (Mon-Sun, mid-Jul to Sep); Last entry 1¼ hours before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Adults £11. Children (under-17) £5.50
0207 766 7300
Car parks near Queen’s Gallery
Cab firms close to Queen’s Gallery
11, 211, C1, C10
Bus fares in London
Victoria CRC DSC VIC
Train fares in London
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans

The restoration of the monarchy in 1660 after the turbulence of the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell's rule led to a resurgence of the arts in England, encouraged by Charles II's patronage and his love of collecting great works of art to decorate his royal apartments. It also helped him to glorify the restored monarchy, and reinforce his position as the country's rightful king.

The centrepiece of the exhibition will be John Michael Wright's monumental portrait of Charles II in his coronation robes, and will also include old master paintings, tapestries and silver-gilt furniture, to showcase the beauty and richness of Charles II's court.


Got a question? – Talk about this event

Craig’s review – “The Queen certainly does have a lot of nice knick-knacks. She's got so many of them, in fact, that she's run out of room to show them in her palaces -- she's had to open up a whole extra art gallery next-door to Buckingham Palace.The first thing you need to know about the Queen's Gallery is that it has an annoying habit of selling you a timed ticket during busy peri… continued”

Read Craig’s Queen’s Gallery review

More Royal events · More art exhibitions · More events at Queen’s Gallery

If you like events at Queen’s Gallery, then you might also like these other London events…

Splendours Of The Subcontinent — Queen’s Gallery – 8th June to 14th October 2018

Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs – 9th November 2018 to 28th April 2019

Shadows of War — Fenton’s Photos of the Crimea – 9th November 2018 to 28th April 2019

Daily Funnies: Exhibition of Newspaper Cartoons – 26th July 2017 to 25th March 2018

Drawn in Colour — Degas from the Burrell Collection – 20th September 2017 to 7th May 2018

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites – 4th October 2017 to 2nd April 2018

Copyright © 2018 London Drum · Contact us · Cookies / Privacy policy · Search / Site map