Buckingham Palace Opened To The Public - 25th Anniversary Thimble

£8.95
On 29 April 1993, it was announced that the public would be allowed inside Buckingham Palace for the first time in the following summer, for an adult entrance fee of £8. Much of the Palace, including the Queen's private apartments, would remain closed. The Palace would open only during August and September, when the Queen would be at her Scottish residence, Balmoral. The National Heritage had hoped that the profits would pay for 70% of the £40 million cost of restoring Windsor Castle, damaged by fire in the November of the previous year. For the first time, the public would be able to see the State Apartments and their priceless collections of paintings, furniture and porcelain. They would also be able to look into the famous balcony on which newly-wed royals traditionally kiss.

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On 29 April 1993, it was announced that the public would be allowed inside Buckingham Palace for the first time in the following summer, for an adult entrance fee of £8. Much of the Palace, including the Queen's private apartments, would remain closed. The Palace would open only during August and September, when the Queen would be at her Scottish residence, Balmoral. The National Heritage had hoped that the profits would pay for 70% of the £40 million cost of restoring Windsor Castle, damaged by fire in the November of the previous year. For the first time, the public would be able to see the State Apartments and their priceless collections of paintings, furniture and porcelain. They would also be able to look into the famous balcony on which newly-wed royals traditionally kiss.