Kensington Palace

Please help us maintain the wonderful childhood home of Queen Victoria

Please help us maintain the wonderful childhood home of Queen Victoria

Update 2 November: In line with government guidance, Kensington Palace will be closed until 2 December. Please read our FAQs

Explore the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria's re-imagined childhood rooms and the magnificent King's State Apartments.and Queen's State Apartments.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon

Lucy Worsley

Queen Victoria online talk

Join Historic Royal Palaces' Chief Curator Lucy Worsley and guests for a fascinating look at one of Britain’s most famous monarchs, Queen Victoria.

 

 

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Full-length, standing, facing the viewer, head turned half to the right, wearing a white dress with a diaphanous blue wrap, holding a posie of flowers in her right hand; beside a path in a parkland setting, with Kensington Palace in the distance, on the right.
Things to see Highlights

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.

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Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's State Apartments interior
Highlights Things to see

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

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Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Midnight Blue dress on display in glass cabinet
Things to see

View an exquisite piece from the wardrobe of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Queen Elizabeth II on Coronation Day
Events

Life Through a Royal Lens brings some of the most iconic photographs ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace.

4 March to 17 October 2021

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

More about Kensington Palace

Faux sapphire pendant,  Faux sapphire choker,  Faux sapphire earrings, Spencer tiara ring, Faux sapphire brooch

Jewellery gifts

Discover sparkling jewellery guaranteed to delight even the most difficult to buy for loved one this Christmas time.

Photograph of Kensington Palace from the East Front garden with Queen Victoria's statue.

Members go free

Escape to the past whenever you want when you join us today.

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 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are given a tour of the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace

Modern royals at Kensington Palace

As well as being a popular visitor destination, Kensington Palace is the official residence of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. 

Painting of Princess Victoria and her Favourite Dog showing Queen Victoria as a young girl poised in front of a large window decorated with red curtains in front of a blue sky

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria grew up at Kensington Palace. She became queen aged 18 and ruled for 63 years.

Support us

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

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.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways. See what roles we have available and register your interest.

Lucy Worsley, Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, speaks at a reception

Become a patron

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

Cupola Room

How you can help

We are sad to have to close Kensington Palace once again. We are facing serious financial challenges as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. With a £100 million shortfall in our finances this year, and as a charity, we have never needed your support more. If you love the palaces and believe in what we do, please consider supporting us or by visiting our online shop.