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Iron spikes descending from a stone arch, a portcullis, on the Bloody Tower
Things to see

Explore the Tower of London’s early years as a formidable fortress and discover why it has been both feared and revered.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The gate of the Sunken Garden woven with plants and flowers at Kensington Palace under a partially cloudy sky
Highlights Things to see

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

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Free

The Beauchamp Tower, looking south towards an arrow loop window. A large wooden cross positioned on the floor can be partially seen in the foreground. 

The Beauchamp Tower was built between 1275-81 by King Edward I (1239-1307). It is named after Thomas Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick who was imprisoned in the tower in 1397, accused of high treason.
Things to see

Learn why people ended up as prisoners in the Tower of London, in the very rooms where some of them were held.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A gloved hand tends to the seam of a cream Victorian petticoat with fine detailing on a black background
Events Member only

Collections Curator Matthew Storey will be talking about Queen Victoria's Wardrobe.

28 January 2019

Hampton Court Palace

12:00

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

The East Front, showing detail of the top half of the statue of Queen Victoria after cleaning conservation in 2012.
Events Member only

Collections Curator Polly Putman will be delivering her talk Victoria: Making of an Icon

11 February 2019

Hampton Court Palace

12:00

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

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Victoria Revealed exhibition artwork

Victoria 2019

A major new exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, opening on 24 May 2019 at Kensington Palace.

Old photograph of Prince George and Princess Mary of Teck in wedding outfits. The Duke wears naval uniform with the collar of the Order of the Garter and Mary of Teck wears a white satin wedding dress.

Royal Weddings

To mark the wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on 19 May 2018, we explore the theme of royal weddings through some treasured objects on display at Kensington Palace.