- Discover the intimate details and stories behind the public lives of Kensington Palace's residents
- Explore the beautifully landscaped gardens and see where the royal family grew up - and currently resides
- See fascinating royal exhibitions that illuminate the lives of Britain's most famous citizens
Explore a royal education across a fascinating display of objects relating to Victoria's early years. See a scrapbook of mementos created by her governess, Baroness Lehzen and witness a more creative side to the princess as you delve into her family life, friendships and bitter struggles growing up under the strict 'Kensington System'.
Who was the woman behind the crown? How did Victoria balance her role as queen, wife and mother? Walk the path of a much loved royal and an entourage of nine children and 43 grandchildren, and discover how she harnessed the new age of photography to project an image of imperial power across continents. The exhibition is included in the price of admission until January 2020.
Ever wondered how a royal Christmas was spent in the Victorian era? The religious fabric of the holiday began to weaken during this period, while burgeoning income and leisure time allowed a new kind of festivity to bloom.
This special exhibit takes a look at how Christmas changed from the Georgian era, and how the queen's reign and personal influence helped Christmas take its modern shape. You'll be surprised at how many traditions took root in the 19th century!
An actual royal palace - it's where Prince William lives with the Duchess of Cambridge and their kids. Though you probably won't bump into them in the hallway, it's still a fascinating window into the lives of royals past and present.
London's Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for over 300 years. At Queen Victoria's behest, the State Rooms were opened to the public in 1899, on her 80th birthday. Since then it's been both a private residence for the royal family and a public museum.
Head up the magnificent Grand Staircase, visit the King's State Apartments, and the King's Gallery. The beautifully ornate Cupola Room and the Drawing Room will make you feel like you're among royalty (which, of course, you are).
Afterwards, swing through the Palace Gardens. Wander the shady Cradle Walk and look out upon the ornamental flowers in the Sunken Garden. It's a great opportunity to practice your royal wave.
Print your smartphone ticket and show it at the admissions office of Kensington Palace.
- Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
- Changes are not possible for this ticket
Last admission one hour before closing.
Queen Victoria was born in the palace and met her eventual husband, Albert, there. It was only when she was crowned that she finally moved into Buckingham Palace.