Victoria Revealed, Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London, W8; permanent exhibition; daily 10am–6pm; free with entry---£16.50, £13.70 concs, children under 16 free
Inspired by the Queen’s own journals, and featuring displays of personal objects in the rooms where she once lived, this exhibition gives an intimate account of Victoria’s extraordinary life.
Visitors learn about Victoria’s first day as Queen at Kensington Palace, the early days of her relationship with Prince Albert, their family life and aspects of Albert’s involvement in the 1851 Great Exhibition. Exhibits include Victoria’s wedding dress and jewellery, along with personal objects including paintings by Winterhalter and Landseer and gifts that Victoria exchanged with Albert during their engagement. There are also replica Victorian toys and interactive displays including clothes to try on.
Family Trail: Making a Palace a Home, Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London, W8; ongoing; daily 10am–6pm; free with entry
Go back 300 years to Queen Mary’s Kensington Palace. Explore the Queen’s apartments together through our exciting family trail. Find out where the secret door is and wonder at how many mattresses Queen Mary used to sleep on!
Recommended for children aged 5 to 11. Collect a free trail when you buy your ticket.