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Art at Hillsborough Castle

Hillsborough Castle has become a place in which to see amazing art

The story of Kensington Palace

An elegant retreat for Britain's royal family

A History of Royal Jubilees

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, we look back at the history of royal jubilee celebrations through the ages.

A history of royal weddings

From Queen Victoria to the modern royals

The Crown Jewels

The history of the Crown Jewels, including the Imperial State Crown - a priceless collection used to crown the kings and queens of England.

Lord of the Isles Tartan Suit worn by The Duke of Windsor

September's Object of the Month is the spectacular Lord of the Isles Tartan Suit. This suit exemplifies the cutting-edge, fashion-forward, extravagant Duke of Windsor, and is one of two suits within the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection of tartan – the other being the Rothsay Tartan.

WHAT'S ON AT THE PALACES

  • Events

Digital Photography for Beginners

This one-day intensive Digital Photography for Beginners workshop is aimed at those new to digital photography and looking to learn how to use their digital camera.

  • Saturday 22 June 2024
  • 10:00 - 16:00 (6 hours)
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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  • Things to see

The Crown Jewels

Discover the dazzling history of the Crown Jewels in the spectacular Crown Jewels exhibition.

  • Open
  • Allow one hour
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Throne Room

Explore the ceremonial heart of the castle, where Queen Elizabeth II received guests at a coronation ball in 1953.

  • Open Wednesday - Sunday
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)
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  • Things to see

State Entrance Hall

Start your tour in the magnificent state entrance, where royals, politicians and peacemakers all enter the castle.

  • Open Wednesday - Sunday
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)
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  • Things to see
  • Tours and talks

The Castle

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family inside Hillsborough Castle.

  • Open Wednesday - Sunday
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)
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  • Exhibition
  • Things to see

Life Through a Royal Lens

A must-see exhibition documenting the British Royal Family's ever-evolving relationship with the camera over the last 200 years.

  • Until 27 October
  • In line with castle opening hours
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)
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Lord of the Isles Tartan Suit worn by The Duke of Windsor

September's Object of the Month is the spectacular Lord of the Isles Tartan Suit. This suit exemplifies the cutting-edge, fashion-forward, extravagant Duke of Windsor, and is one of two suits within the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection of tartan – the other being the Rothsay Tartan.

Royal lace: the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales

The ivory taffeta wedding dress designed for Diana, Princess of Wales, remains an iconic garment in royal wedding dress history, with the bodice of the dress featuring a piece of antique Carrick-ma-cross lace that once belonged to King Charles III’s great-grandmother, Queen Mary.

Modern Royals

Kensington Palace is the official residence of TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales and their children.