ScheduleDay of Operation:
1 February 2018– 31 March 2018: Open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm (last admission 3:15pm)
1 April 2018 – 31 October 2018: Open daily, 10am - 5pm (last admission 4:15pm)
1 – 30 November 2018: Open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm (last admission 3:15pm)
Royal Mews closed:
- During State Visits and royal events
- 1 December - 31 January
- The Royal Mews houses the State vehicles, both horse-drawn carriages and motor cars
- The stables are home to the working horses, Cleveland Bays, the only British breed of carriage horse
One of the finest working stables in existence, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see the work of the Royal Household department that provides road transport for The Queen and members of the Royal Family by both horse-drawn carriage and motor car.
What there is to see
The Royal Mews houses the State vehicles, both horse-drawn carriages and motor cars, used for coronations, State Visits, royal weddings, the State Opening of Parliament and official engagements. Visitors can see the Gold State Coach which was last used during The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 to carry Her Majesty and Prince Philip to the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
For most of the year the stables are home to the working horses that play an important role in The Queen’s official and ceremonial duties. They are mainly Cleveland Bays, the only British breed of carriage horse, and the Windsor greys, which by tradition always draw the carriage in which The Queen is travelling. As they may be on duty, undergoing training or having a well-deserved rest away from London, the horses are not always on view.
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1W 1QH
Nearest Train Station: Victoria
Nearest Underground: Victoria, Green Park or Hyde Park Corner
Bus Routes: 11, 211, C1 or C10
Golden Tours act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.