• Until 12 September 2017

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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 Victoria’s simple white silk wedding gown and the dolls she made as a little girl, to 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 Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Sir Edwin Landseer and Leonida Caldesi.

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.

A new play, written for Hampton Court Palace by Sarah Dickenson and directed by Jo McInnes.

Daytime: Thu to Mon until 21 Aug 2017. Evening: 28, 29, 31 Aug & 1 Sep 2017

Hampton Court Palace

Daytime 11.00 & 14.45. Evening 19.30

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


Kensington Palace

Discover the fascinating stories of the many exotic animals kept at the Tower of London and explore how they lived in the Royal Menagerie.

Open daily

Tower of London