The Queens' State Apartments, which include Mary II's Apartments and Queen Caroline's Private Apartments, are currently closed for essential maintenance work as we prepare for a beautiful new display. In the context of the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian succession you will be able to immerse yourself in the world and lives of the ‘Glorious Georges’, especially George I and his argumentative firstborn son, the future George II. Witness their spectacular rivalry in the beautifully re-displayed Queens’ State Apartments which re-open on 18 April 2014.
Due to works taking place in the Queens' State Apartments, wheelchair access on the first floor may be restricted at times. We will do all we can to limit any inconvenience but it might be worth allowing extra time for your visit.
The Georgian Private Apartments, known as the Cumberland Suite, are closed for a major refurbishment programme. We are re-instating William Kent’s wonderful 1730’s designs and improving the existing art display and lighting systems. We are also refurbishing a room called the ‘Large Light Closet’ which has never been open to the public before. In October 2014 the whole suite will re-open as The Cumberland Art Gallery. Key artworks from the Royal Collection will be on display - a 'must see' for art lovers!
The Communication Gallery is closed until April 2014 for essential maintenance work. The Raphael Cartoon Gallery remains open and is reached via William III's Apartments.
The Tennis Court in the gardens is only open to visitors during summer months so is now closed until April 2014.
3-7 March 2014: The Maze will be closed for maintenance and the installation of new interpretation.