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Kensington Palace

Discover the birthplace of Queen Victoria

Discover the birthplace of Queen Victoria

Explore the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in  the magnificent King's State Apartments and Queen's State Apartments. Uncover forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago in Untold Lives: A Palace at Work. 

Visit

Opening times

Daily: 10:00 - 18:00 (pre-booking advised)
Last admission: 17:00.

Kensington Palace will be closed all day on Tuesday 11 June and Tuesday 6 August. 

Untold Lives will be closed until 12:00 on Monday 17 June. 

Tickets and prices

Explore the magnificent Kensington Palace.

Ticket prices from (excluding donation):

  • Members: Free
  • Adult: £24.00
  • Child (under 16 years old): £12.00

Getting here

Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

Highlights

Untold Lives

Until 27 October 2024

A new exhibition at Kensington Palace, uncovering the forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago.

Included in your admission ticket

  • Things to see

Victoria: A Royal Childhood

Discover the story of Princess Victoria, the young girl destined to be queen, in the rooms where she was born and raised at Kensington Palace.

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The King's State Apartments

Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Queen’s State Apartments

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace where Mary II once took her meals, relaxed and entertained.

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Members go free

There's never been a better time to join.

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

The Orangery at Kensington Palace

Now open

Enjoy an indulgent Afternoon Tea in a royally-inspired dining experience at Kensington Palace.

SHOP 24/7 ONLINE

Discover beautiful commemorative souvenirs and unique gifts inspired by our palaces.

Browse history and stories

Queen Victoria

From pampered princess to elderly empress: wife, mother and queen.

Modern Royals

As well as being a popular visitor destination, Kensington Palace is the official London residence of TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales and their children. 

Support us

We are an independent charity and there are several ways you can support us.

Sponsor a stone

Become a custodian of one of the ancient stones that make up the walls of the White Tower at the Tower of London. Or looking for an extra special gift? Sponsor a stone for a friend or loved one, giving them something uniquely personal. 

Make a donation

Help us to conserve these historic buildings, ensuring they are here for future generations to enjoy. We raise all our own funds and depend on your support.

Become a patron

Step closer to history and join us for unique and amazing events as a patron of Historic Royal Palaces.