Kensington Palace

Discover the home of the young royals

Discover the home of the young royals

Victoria Revealed closed in January 2019. Two new Victoria exhibitions will open on 24 May 2019. Find out more.

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.

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 from 24 May 2019

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

A long, bright pink and purple dress in a display case in a bright corridor at Kensington Palace. Two lamps are lit on either side of the case and a display stand is placed in the foreground
Things to see

Explore the evolution of Diana, Princess of Wales' innate sense of style in a new display at her former London home.

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)

A large four poster bed covered in detailed period fabric, in a bedroom covered in dark green wall decor
Things to see

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

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

More about Kensington Palace

Visitors at Kensington Palace looking up at a display in a bright red opulent room

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, and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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.

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Become a patron

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