This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest artists and scientists the world has known.
Leonardo was perhaps unique in the range of his achievements and drawing lay at the heart of his creativity. The Royal Collection holds the finest surviving group of Leonardo’s drawings – more than 550 sheets that have been together since Leonardo’s death, acquired by King Charles II around 1670. As paper is damaged by light, these drawings cannot be on permanent display.
After our visit to the exhibition there is free time to explore the Royal Mews.
There is a refreshment stop on the outward journey at Cobham Services.