On sold-out days there will be a limited number of general admission tickets available for purchase on-site.

When

  • Until 12 November 2017

Ticketing info

Included in palace admission

Discover the woman behind the crown

Inspired by the Queen's own journals and featuring displays of personal objects in the rooms where she once lived, this exhibition gives an intimate account of Victoria's fascinating life.

Victoria's childhood home

Princess Victoria was born on 24 May 1819 at Kensington Palace where she grew up alone with her mother, the Duchess of Kent, and spent what she would later recall as a lonely and unhappy childhood.

She became queen at just 18 years old and held her first Privy Council meeting in Kensington Palace’s Red Saloon.

The definitive Queen Victoria exhibition

Victoria Revealed explores the many, often surprising aspects of Queen Victoria’s character: devoted wife, dedicated mother, lover of the arts, devastated widow and powerful stateswoman.

You will also gain insight into the life of Prince Albert, the love of Victoria’s life. Here he is revealed to be a passionate, moral individual who was deeply involved in the life of the nation.

Impressive and personal objects

The exhibition is comprised of more than 300 magnificent items from Historic Royal Palaces’ own collections and 11 British lenders.

It includes iconic, beautiful and deeply personal objects: from the dolls Victoria made as a little girl to her magnificent cloth-of-gold coronation gown and the many gifts she exchanged with Prince Albert during their famous romance.

Also featured are paintings, photography and sculptures by Victoria’s favourite artists, including Sir George Hayter, Franz Xaver Winterhalter and Sir Edwin Landseer.

The woman who defined an age

Excerpts from journals and letters, along with reports from contemporary commentators give insight into the extraordinary life of the woman who ruled an empire and whose name defined an age.

Explore what's on

Image of sparkling wine

Discover the secrets behind the popular ITV series in the glorious setting of Kensington Palace.

09 December 2017

11.00 - 12.30

There is plenty for families to see & do together at Kensington Palace.

Daily

Come and hear original Christmas music from Tudor to Victorian eras performed by leading specialists

16 December - 17 December 2017

Hampton Court Palace

Browse more history and stories

The perfect dress up, your little princess can glide around like a Georgian Princess with this pretty princess fancy dress.

Princess Charlotte Georgian dress up costume

The perfect dress up, your little princess can glide around like a Georgian Princess with this pretty princess fancy dress.

£35.00

Luxurious soft faux suede cushion featuring a portrait of Elizabeth I, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

Queen Elizabeth I portrait cushion

Luxurious soft faux suede cushion featuring a portrait of Elizabeth I, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

£40.00

Tudor Rose Cushion - Perfect for a history lover, this Tudor rose cushion symbolises the joining of two rival houses, York and Lancaster.

Tudor Rose cushion

Perfect for a history lover, this Tudor rose cushion symbolises the joining of two rival houses, York and Lancaster.

£40.00