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Historic Royal Palaces: Kensington Palace

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Kensington Palace, London

Ongoing

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Fantastically unveils a palace of secret stories and public lives
Student tickets from just £4.10
Lots of fun workshops and teaching resources to choose from
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School trip offer

Tickets from £4.10 for KS4 students
Tickets from £5.70 for KS5+ students
1 free adult ticket per 5 KS1 students, 1 free adult ticket per 10 KS2-4 students & 1 free adult ticket per 15 KS5 students
Rate available for school groups of 10+. 1 free adult ticket per 5 KS1 students, 1 free adult ticket per 10 KS2-4 students & 1 free adult ticket per 15 KS5 students. Excludes school holidays. Tickets valid for Wed-Fri term time only. All tickets subject to availability.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

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About Historic Royal Palaces: Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace unveils a palace of secret stories and public lives. Arrive through stunning landscaped gardens and be greeted by a statue of one of Kensington Palace’s most famous residents, Queen Victoria. Walk in the footsteps of Kings and Queens as you venture through the elegant state apartments. Filled with stories of two royal courts; the Stuarts and the Hanoverians, step back in time as you discover what you would have worn, how you would have had to behave and how to navigate the heady atmosphere of court at Kensington Palace.

At Kensington Palace guests can explore the story of Queen Victoria’s childhood in the very rooms where she was born and grew up. Learn how she was educated, how she entertained herself within her strict upbringing known as the Kensington system and visit the room where she held her first Privy Council meeting on becoming Queen. The Jewel Room displays an incredible suite of jewellery with specially commissioned gems for Queen Victoria. New from March 24; Kensington Palace will unveil a new exhibition, Untold Lives: A palace at work telling the stories of the forgotten individuals who have worked behind the scenes at the Palace over the centuries.

Crown to Couture:  visitors to Kensington Palace can enjoy the largest exhibition ever to be held inside its walls – Crown to Couture. Exploring the similarities between the Georgian Court and the contemporary red carpet, visitors will be immersed in a glamorous world which demonstrates how both a court attendance or a red-carpet appearance can form one of the greatest stages for fashionable display. Over two hundred objects will be going on display across the glittering State Apartments and intimate exhibition spaces, including an array of some of the most magnificent items from Historic Royal Palace’s own collection. Set to be one the most spectacular displays ever seen at the palace, it will transport visitors back to the 1720s and 30s when Kensington was at its most exciting and politically important, and will be set against some of the world’s most recognisable red carpet looks, including Lady Gaga’s green MTV awards dress to Lizzo’s breaktaking Met Gala look.

Palace Gardens – the beautiful gardens connect the palace with the landscape of the wider Kensington Gardens providing picturesque vistas. You will also be able to see the beautiful sunken garden, one of Princess Diana’s favourite spots and where her commemorative statue is now situated.

And in 2025, they are going back to the world of fashion with; ‘Dress Codes’ in the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection and in 2026, they will be exploring princesses of resistance as we mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh and introduce the women of the Duleep Singh family.

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Curriculum links

Subjects: Art & Design, Fashion & Textiles, History

Topics: Elizabethans, Garden History, Horticulture, Queen Victoria, Royal History, Stories, Stuarts, Team Building

Ages & suitability

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Age Groups: 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Min. Age: Suitable for ages 5+

Things to know

Teachers: 1 free adult ticket per 5 KS1 students, 1 free adult ticket per 10 KS2-4 students & 1 free adult ticket per 15 KS5 students

Min. Group Size: 10 students

Adult/Student Ratio: 1 adult per 5 KS1 students, 1 adult per 10 KS2-4 students & 1 adult per 15 KS5 students

SEND: Suitable for children with SEND (please speak to us for more information)

Toilet Facilities: Toilet facilities are available on-site

First Aid: A qualified first aider is on-site at all times

Accessibility

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We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

Address

Kensington Palace
Kensington Gardens
London W8 4PX

Coach parking & drop-off

Coach drop-off area nearby

Times

Wed-Fri:
10am-6pm

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