The British and Russian Royal families were once tightly entwined through war, alliance and dynastic marriage, and the gallery's Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the historic events and family meetings from Peter the Great's visit to London in 1698 right up to Nicholas II, who was forced to abdicate during the Russian Revolution.
The exhibition will include archival documents, portraits, photographs, sculptures, and even a few miniature masterpieces by Faberge. Some of the works on show were intended as grand diplomatic gifts, whilst others were intimate personal mementos between our Royals and the Romanovs.
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Shadows of War — Fenton’s Photos of the Crimea – 9 Nov 2018 to 28 Apr 2019 – The 'Shadows of War' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimean War.
Bach to Baby, at the Queen’s Gallery – 26 Nov and 17 Dec 2018 – Take your baby to the Queen's Gallery for an informal classical concert and see the Russia Royalty & the Romanovs exhibition
Fantastic Faberge — An Easter event for kids – 19 to 20 Apr 2019 – Take your kids to the Queen's Gallery and see if they can decorate an Easter Egg to compare with the fantastic Faberge ones
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
Sir Richard Wallace — The Collector – 20 Jun 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Wallace Collection's new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museum's founder, Sir Richard Wallace.
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Look for more Royal events taking place in December
If you enjoy Queen’s Gallery then you might like to visit Buckingham Palace (you can walk it in less than 2 mins), Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace (catch the train from St James’s Park to Queensway), Royal Mews (you can walk it in less than 3 mins) and Windsor Castle
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans