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Central CourtyardThe Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is one of the finest working stables in existence and provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see the work of the royal Household department that provides road transport for the Queen and Members of the Royal Family family.

The mews was moved to its present location in 1760, when George III moved his carriage collection and some of his horses from a site near Charing Cross to his newly acquired property now known as Buckingham Palace. John Nash the famous architect was commissioned by George IV to remodelThe Mews State Stables the House and stables and the buildings were completed in 1825. Subsequent Monarchs made their own changes and in 1855 Queen Victoria set up the Buckingham Palace Royal Mews School at her own expense for the children of the servants, this remained open for 20 years. In 1859 new accommodation was built for the 198 members of staff and their families.

Modernisation continues, the most recent being a project to expand the electronic network from Buckingham Palace to the mews, providing e-mail and Internet access to the staff. As a living, working complex, the Royal Mews will continue to evolve to help the important work of this special department continue
The State Coach
For most of the year the stables are home to the 30 or so carriage-horses, Cleveland Bays and Windsor Greys, used in The Queens official and Ceremonial duties. Although many of these are rested during the summer months.

It is at the Royal Mews that the State vehicles are housed and maintained, including the magnificent Gold State Coach used for Coronations. Also horse drawn carriages and motor vehicles used for Royal and State occasions are on display. The riding school is also on view to visitors.
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The Mews riding School Horse drawn carriage