2023 Exhibitions

The highlight for every visit to Balmoral is the Castle Ballroom, the largest room in the Castle.

This year our exhibition will celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort together with a photographic display of Royal Monarchs at Balmoral. This photographic journey covers from the era of Queen Victoria to present day.

On display you will also ind works of art by Landseer, Carl Haag and Susan Crawford.

The Ballroom is still much used by the Royal Family today and is the venue for dances during the Royal Visit to Balmoral. These dances are known as the Ghillies Ball and have taken place almost every year since Queen Victoria’s reign.

The current castle was built in 1855, to designs created by Prince Albert and the Aberdeen architect William Smith. The Ballroom was the last room to be completed and was designed to house balls and other functions for the Royal Visits. Underneath the carpet is the original sprung wooden floor, which has seen many dances.

The Ballroom Exhibition is the only room in the Castle available for viewing. Please note that other rooms within the Castle are His Majesty The King's private rooms and as such are not open to the public.

In the Mews area you can also view various exhibitions throught the season and details for these will be available on social media.