Visit Clarence House in August

Visit Clarence House in August

The official residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Clarence House is only open to visitors during August each year.

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this historic home, which was Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s home for almost 50 years and is the current London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Clarence House Garden:

The tour of Clarence House begins in the garden. Visitors can see the formal planting added at the front of the house in 2004-5 by The Prince of Wales in memory of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. It was laid out to His Royal Highness’s own design by members of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.

Clarence House Gardens

Guided tours of Clarence House:

Visitors to Clarence House are taken on a 1 hour guided tour of the five ground-floor rooms – The Lancaster Room, The Morning Room, The Library, The Dining Room and The Garden Room – where The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall undertake official engagements and receive guests from around the world.

The arrangement of the rooms and the grouping of their contents remain much as they were in the time of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, with much of Her Majesty’s collection of works of art and furniture in their former positions. Clarence House displays much of Queen Elizabeth’s famous art collection, including outstanding 20th-century paintings such as important works by John Piper, Graham Sutherland, WS Sickert and Augustus John. Superb examples of English porcelain and silver, particularly pieces relating to the Bowes-Lyon family, are also on display.

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Clarence House Shop:

Clarence House Shop offers a wide range of exclusive gift items inspired by the interiors and works of art on display. You can purchase homeware, china, jewellery, books and postcards. Please ask a Retail Assistant about our home-delivery service.

The income from every purchase you make contributes directly to the care of the Royal Collection, which is held in trust by The Queen for her successors and the nation.

The Collection is administered by the Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of the Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection and the promotion of public access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.

Royal Collection Shop