Family Trees showing where Kensington's monarchs and key characters fit in to the Stuart, Hanoverian and Victorian dynasties.
Beat the Kensington System game
Princess Victoria is 14 years old and growing up at Kensington Palace.
John Conroy, a friend of Victoria's mother, set up the ‘Kensington System’ to control the young princess. By making Victoria do exactly what her mother and John Conroy wanted, they both hoped that when Victoria became queen, she would make them rich and powerful.
Will you find the hidden symbols in the comic and help Victoria beat the Kensington System! This game can be used as a pre-visit activity if you are coming to the palace to take part in the KS2 Rags to Riches or Victoria and Albert Rule! Victorian history sessions.
Victoria and Albert
Victoria and Albert
The great royal love story...as you've never seen it before. Stunning animated short-films by Chiara Ambrosio.
Costume history resources
Kensington Palace houses the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection with over 10,000 items of historical costume dating from the 17th century to the present day. For a taster of what the palace can offer your students as a resource for research or to inspire click on the link below to our media player where you'll find a slide-show with highlights of the some of the items in the collection.
Digital storytelling resources
The animated tutorial and teacher's notes demonstrates and takes you through the process of combining information, both factual and imagined, to create a story.
Victoria: hear about the woman, wife and mother behind the crown
Queen Victoria was many things to many people, including sovereign queen, head of the military, daughter, lover, model wife and mother, empress, and reclusive widow to name a few. Each of these personas, and more, played a role in the image that was presented to the public. In this podcast, Ann Poulson talks about how Queen Victoria was represented through portraiture, photography and film during her reign.
- Queen Victoria podcast (Audio)