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Portrait of Queen Victoria on a green background
Highlights Things to see

Explore Queen Victoria’s private life behind her carefully-managed public image in this major new exhibition at Kensington Palace.

Daily until 05 January 2020

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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.
Highlights Things to see

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.

Daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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)

The Sunken Garden looking south west across the pond to the East Front of the palace.
Things to see Tours and talks

Explore the diverse history and development of Kensington Palace gardens in an award-winning walking tour.

01 June - 29 September 2019

Kensington Palace

Free

Children taking part in a storytelling session inside the historic spaces.
Families

Join in our lively, interactive storytelling sessions for under 7's and their families at Kensington Palace.

Sunday 14 July, Sunday 11 August, Sunday 08 September

Kensington Palace

11:45, 12:45, 13:45 and 14:45. Duration 20 minutes.

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)

NEW A floral display reading '200 years' outside the East Front of Kensington Palace, under a bright blue sky and surrounded by formal lawn. The palace is in the background.
Events Member only

Join leading historian A.N. Wilson as he discusses his newly-released biography of Prince Albert.

7 October 2019

Kensington Palace

19:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Young women taking part in an evening event at Kensington Palace
Events

An evening at Kensington Palace to experiment, think, debate and drink. Join today’s artists, scientists and provocateurs to question the legacy of the Victorian Empire.

09 October, 29 October and 13 November 2019

Kensington Palace

Arrival at 19:00 or 19:30. Event ends at 22:30.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

A floral display reading '200 years' outside the East Front of Kensington Palace, under a bright blue sky and surrounded by formal lawn. The palace is in the background.
Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens, and admire the intriguing Sunken Garden.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

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 (closed 2 September 2019 to 31 March 2020)

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The staircase was painted by William Kent and completed in 1724. The walls depicts an elaborate arcaded gallery with figures behind a balustrade. Many are identifiable as members of King George I's court. The wrought iron balustrade is by Jean Tijou
Highlights Things to see

Discover the intriguing and unexpected characters depicted on the grand entrance to the King's State Apartments.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The bright red walls and hanging art in the King's Gallery at Kensington Palace
Things to see

Explore the King's Gallery, which was transformed by William Kent to showcase the finest paintings of the Royal Collection.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)