Grand Opening—Kings, Queens & Castles
SaturdayOct 31
Grand Opening—Kings, Queens & Castles

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Explore a castle, become your favorite chess piece on a life-size board, and create your own crown all while learning about one of the world’s oldest and best-loved games. The World Chess Hall of Fame is pleased to present Kings, Queens & Castles, an innovative exhibition which brings the chessboard to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy. Commissioned by the World Chess Hall of Fame, the exhibition was developed in partnership with The Magic House.

Exhibition Preview

Thursday, October 29, 2015

6 - 8 p.m.

7 p.m. Remarks

Shannon Bailey, Chief Curator, World Chess Hall of Fame

Beth Fitzgerald, President of The Magic House

Free and open to the public.

RSVP to Erica Kelly at


Grand Opening

Saturday, October 31, 2015

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

12 p.m. Ribbon Cutting and Remarks

Free and open to the public.


The KQC app is live on iOS!

Download here:

Put yourself in the game! Download this app to create a fun, how-to book on chess featuring you as the main player! Capture your time in the Kings, Queens & Castles exhibit on your camera phone and then insert your photos into a digital memory book. In a few simple moves, you will have a personalized guide to chess that you can check again and again when you play the game at home.

This exhibit, and app, was created in partnership between The World Chess Hall of Fame and The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum.