About this Attraction

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.
Their aim is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.


Kensington Palace unveils a palace of secret stories and public lives.
Visitors arrive through beautiful landscaped gardens evoking a past when Kensington was countryside.
Arrive in the entrance hall to start your journey through the magnificent Kings and Queen’s State Apartments. Filled with stories of two royal courts; the Stuarts and the Hanoverians, uncover what you would have worn, how you should behave and how to succeed in the heady atmosphere of the palaces state apartments.

Victoria Revealed, a fascinating exhibition, set within the rooms Victoria grew up in as a child, explores her life and reign through her own words.
Imagine how she felt at just 17 years old on her first day as Queen at Kensington Palace, discover her romantic side through letters and gifts exchanged with Prince Albert and take a peep at moments of family life with her children and grand-children.
The glossy and glamorous exhibition, Fashion rules: dress from the collections of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana Princess of Wales represents the story of the monarchy in the 20th century featuring rare and exquisite dresses from The Queen, Princesses Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.
Discover how the royal figures and fashions were representative of the spirit of each decade. Surrounded by contemporary photography, film and music the visitor will get a real sense of the 1950’s through to the 1990s, decades in which the clothes were worn and how they reflected and inspired everyday fashions.

**Reduced opening due to Covid-19:
30/07/20-31/10/20 open WED-SUN only
01/11/20-28/02/21 TBA

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Last Updated: 12.11.2020

How to find this Attraction

Kensington Gardens
W8 4PX


CHILD POLICY: CHILD POLICY: 5-15 years old charged at reduced rates (see Tariff). Children under 5 years old enters FREE.