Exclusive fully guided tours focusing on the art and decorative arts of the House of Lords are available on selected Friday evenings throughout 2013.
What does the tour cover?
The finest British artists of their day designed the wonderful frescoes, portraits, statues, thrones, fireplaces and furniture that are explored in these 75 minute tours which offer an exclusive experience after the doors close to the public.
The visit showcases the exquisite craftsmanship of A.W.N. Pugin and Charles Barry and the artistry of William Dyce and Daniel Maclise amongst others.
The tour starts in Sovereign's Entrance and follows the Royal Processional Route through the House of Lords and finishes with a glass of champagne in one of the Palace's private rooms.
Comments from visitors who have attended the Royalty and Splendour in the House of Lords tour:
"We saw more than we expected – very positive experience"
"Very knowledgeable, great for specialists and non specialists alike – I am an Art historian and still found it fascinating"
"Very well designed and paced to give visitor an excellent overview"
"I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was a good length too –maintained my interest throughout"
Times and availability
Tours are available at 5.30pm, 5.45pm and 6pm on the following Fridays in 2013:
- 5th July
- 19th July
- 13th September
- 18th October
Tickets for tours can be booked:
- Online on the ticketmaster website
- By telephone on 0844 847 1672 (calling from the UK)
- By telephone on +44 161 425 8777 (calling from outside the UK)
- Group tickets can be booked via the group booking line on 0844 847 2498
- All: £30
- Disabled visitors: Standard price as listed above (carers have free admission, but will require a ticket for entrance)