Story Time


Second Sunday of every month

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

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Join in our children's storytelling sessions at Kensington Palace

Story Time is a regular interactive storytelling session for under 7’s and their families.

Explore a different palace story each month through a picture book and get involved in the action with songs, rhymes and more.

Which stories are coming up?

Sunday 13 October
What If? by Samantha Berger
Princess Victoria was a girl determined to express herself no matter what. Growing up at Kensington, Victoria loved to escape into her imagination through books, dolls, dance, music and art. Explore all the different ways that you can express yourself in this magical story.

Sunday 10 November
When I Coloured In the World by Ahmadreza Ahmadi
When Victoria found out that she was going to be Queen one day she said, ‘I shall be good’. What would you like to change in the world? Explore how thoughts, words and colour can help create a better world in this poetic story.

Sunday 8 December
Ernest and Celestine A Merry Christmas by Gabrielle Vincent
Enjoy making Victorian Christmas decorations in this festive interactive storytelling session.

Important information

Story Time takes place in 'Princess at Play', the first first room in the Victoria: A Royal Childhood exhibition on Level 1.

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.
Things to see Highlights

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.


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