Photographer: Christopher Simon Sykes
The Royal Collection © 2005, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen Mother when HRH The Duchess of York. A portrait painted by Savely Sorine in 1923, now displayed in the Library at Clarence House
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What there is to see
Visitors are given a guided tour of the five rooms on the ground floor where official engagements will be undertaken and important guests, from this country and overseas, will be received by The Prince of Wales.
The arrangement of the rooms and the grouping of their contents remain recognisably as they were in Queen Elizabeth's time, with much of Her Majesty's collection of works of art and furniture in their former positions.
Queen Elizabeth brought together a collection strong in 20th-century British art, embracing important works by John Piper, Graham Sutherland, WS Sickert and Augustus John. She also acquired superb examples of Fabergé, English porcelain and silver, particularly pieces relating to the Bowes-Lyon family.
For information about opening hours, ticket prices, disables access and booking for groups and individuals, visit the Royal Collection's website.