Visit the most intimate of all royal palaces and peer into the private homes and life of members of Britain's royal family. Take a tour of the childhood home of Queen Victoria and the official London residence of TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales and their children.
- Visit the famed royal residence and former home of Princess Diana
- Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful gardens
- Admire the grandeur of the King's and Queen's State Apartments
A royal residence for over 300 years, Kensington Palace has been home to some of the most iconic members of Britain's royal family. It was within the walls of this intimate palace where Queen Victoria was born, while more recently it has been the home of Diana, Princess of Wales. Today, it is the official London residence of TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales and their children. Inside the State Apartments, adorned with an impressive display of paintings from the Royal Collection, you'll catch a glimpse into the private lives of the British royal family.
NEW EXHIBITION: CROWN TO COUTURE (05 April - 29 October 2023)
See Crown to Couture, the blockbuster exhibition of 2023 at Kensington Palace and enter the glittering world of the royal Georgian court.
Witness the power of dress in the Georgian era and discover and how it has inspired today's iconic red-carpet looks.
200 FASCINATING OBJECTS
FROM CHARLES II TO LIZZO AND LADY GAGA
At the largest exhibition ever staged at Kensington Palace, you’ll be taken on an immersive journey through the palace. Over 200 objects will be on display including Lady Gaga's luminous green MTV Awards dress and the world-famous Silver Tissue Gown worn at the court of Charles II.
There's an exclusive chance to see Lizzo's spectacular Thom Browne dress from the 2022 Met Gala, complete with gold cape jacket. Also on display is the Monique Lhuillier gown worn by Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the Emmys in 2019, and Billy Porter's spectacular 'Sun God' outfit by The Blonds for the Met Gala 2019.
Historic items will include the Rockingham Mantua, one of several objects from Historic Royal Palaces' Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection.
Prepare to be dazzled as the palace State Apartments transform into London’s hottest catwalk under the expert direction of Alexander McQueen’s production designer, Joseph Bennett, promising a truly unforgettable experience.
Exhibition generously supported by Garrard and the Blavatnik Family Foundation.
VICTORIA: A ROYAL CHILDHOOD
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.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Victoria’s birth, this permanent exhibition explores how an indulged young princess blossomed into the independent and iconic monarch we remember.
The display includes remarkable objects relating to Victoria's early years – including a poignant scrapbook of mementos created by her German governess, Baroness Lehzen, which goes on public display for the first time, and Victoria's doll house.
Opening days and hours vary.
SUMMER 2023 (05 APRIL - 29 OCTOBER)
Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00
Last admission: 17.00
The Queen's Bedchamber is closed until December 2023.
A general admission ticket includes access to all public areas of the palace and gardens including:
Victoria: A Royal Childhood
'Crown to Couture' exhibition (05 April - 29 October 2023)
Know before you go
This is your ticket for the attraction. Please present your ticket on a mobile device or if you are travelling in a group of more than 6 people, please ensure you print your ticket prior to arrival and present it at the main entrance for scanning.
A full refund or date change will be offered up to 24 hours before travel. Cancellations inside 24 hours will be charged at 100%.