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Echoes of Untold Lives

Live Performances

Live Performances

Despite being central to royal life, little is known about the servants and workers who ran the royal palaces. They were never in the spotlight but without them the palace could not have functioned. 

Untold Lives Performances

Meet the people who worked in the shadows of history and ran the palace from behind the scenes. From governesses and gentleman ushers to rat catchers, all have a fascinating story to tell. You might catch them in conversation whilst they break from chores, or spot them around the palace as they go about their day.

Through live performances, discover their forgotten histories in Echoes of Untold Lives, inspired by our Untold Lives exhibition.


21 July - 31 August 2024

11:00 - 15:30

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Included in palace admission (members go free)

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  • Things to see
  • Exhibition

Untold Lives

A new exhibition at Kensington Palace, uncovering the forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago.

  • Until 27 October 2024
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

Victoria: A Royal Childhood

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.

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Palace Gardens

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.

  • Open Daily
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Kensington Palace
  • Free
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The story of Kensington Palace

An elegant retreat for Britain's royal family

Queen Victoria

From pampered princess to elderly empress: wife, mother and queen

William III and Mary II

England's only joint sovereigns, who transformed Kensington Palace into a royal residence

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Shop Kensington Palace Gifts

These official gifts and souvenirs are all inspired by Kensington Palace's rich royal stories, past and present.

From £4.00

Official Kensington Palace guidebook

Discover the history and design of Kensington Palace and learn about the royals who lived there in the official guidebook.


Shop Kensington Palace Jewellery

Treat yourself to timeless pearls and stylish sapphire jewellery inspired by the royals who have lived in Kensington Palace.

From £4.00