Kensington Palace

Discover the home of the young royals

Discover the home of the young royals

The Queen's State Apartments will be closed between 2 September 2019 and 31 March 2020. Learn more here.

Explore the birthplace and intimate childhood home of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the King’s State Apartments, the beautiful Queen's Apartments and the famous Sunken Garden.

Your day out at Kensington Palace

Explore the home of Queen Victoria, William III, Mary II and Queen Anne this summer. Book online to save (members go free).

A portrait of Queen Victoria in black and white, ripped in the middle to show a young modern woman's face on a pink background. The woman is winking

Discover the Real Victoria

Daily

Explore a different perspective on the life and legacy of one of our most famous monarchs.

Things to see

View an exquisite piece from the wardrobe of Diana, Princess of Wales alongside original sketches created for her during the design process.

Daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Highlights Things to see

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

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Young girl meeting a costume interpreter dressed as a young Queen Victoria at Kensington Palace
Families Highlights

Meet the characters from Queen Victoria's childhood this summer and discover what it was like growing up to be Queen.

01 August - 31 August 2019

Kensington Palace

Drop in daily 10:30-17:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

More about Kensington Palace

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.

A History of Royal Fashion

Free online course

Explore how British kings and queens have influenced fashion over 500 years in this free course created in partnership with Future Learn.

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.