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Kensington Palace Museum Exhibition Schedule 2023 | Current & Upcoming Shows

Originally known as the Nottingham House, Kensington Palace is the royal residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. Several members of the royal family have lived here for centuries. This suburban villa was the country retreat of King William III and Queen Mary II in 1689 before the successive monarchs turned it into a home with painted spaces, artworks, and furniture, for the younger royals.

The palace hosts permanent and temporary events and exhibitions throughout the year. This page has all you need to know about the different exhibitions at Kensington Palace.

What is the Kensington Palace?

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Why Attend an Exhibition at Kensington Palace?

  • The exhibitions at Kensington Palace are a celebration of the rich history of the royal family that dates back to the 17th century.
  • The exhibitions give you an insight into the childhood of Queen Victoria and her marriage to Prince Albert, her first cousin.
  • There are several paintings, artworks, and fine furniture from the 18th century on display at the palace.
  • Marvel at architect William Kent’s painted interiors and decorative ceilings at the palace.

Exhibitions at Kensington Palace in 2022

Currently, there are two exhibitions showing at the Kensington Palace. You will find an overview of all the exhibitions in the section below.

Kensington Palace Exhibition 2022 - Victoria: A Royal Childhood

1. Victoria: A Royal Childhood

Dates: Open every day

A permanent exhibition at Kensington Palace, ‘Victoria: A Royal Childhood’ offers a glimpse into the childhood of Queen Victoria, who was born and raised at Kensington Palace. It marks the 200th anniversary of the queen and traces her journey from a young princess to the iconic monarch that the world knows her as.

Kensington Palace Exhibition 2022 - Life Through a Royal Lens

2. Life Through a Royal Lens

Dates: Until 30 October 2022

This exhibition explores the life of the royal family through some iconic photographs taken over the last couple of centuries. It celebrates the relationship between the royal family and the camera from the 19th century to the present time. The display includes some never-seen-before, intimate family portraits of the British royal family.

Past Exhibitions at Kensington Palace

The Kensington Palace has hosted several memorable exhibitions over the years. These displays celebrate the rich history of the British royal family from the 17th century to the present day. Some of the most prominent ones include ‘Victoria: A Royal Childhood’, ‘Royal Style in the Making’, and ‘Fashion Rules: Restyled’, to name a few.




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Frequently Asked Questions About Kensington Palace Exhibitions

Q. What exhibitions are currently showing at the Kensington Palace in London?

A. There are currently two exhibitions showing at the Kensington Palace – Victoria: A Royal Childhood and Life Through a Royal Lens.

Q. Do I need to buy separate tickets to view the various exhibitions at Kensington Palace?

A. It depends on the gallery in which the exhibition is being held. The entry tickets include access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions at the palace as well as the state apartments of the king and queen. 

Q. Till when is the ‘Life Through a Royal Lens’ exhibition being shown at Kensington Palace?

A. The ‘Life Through a Royal Lens’ exhibition is showing from 4 March 2022 to 30 October 2022.

Q. What are the dates for the ‘Victoria: A Royal Childhood’ exhibition at Kensington Palace?

A. ‘Victoria: A Royal Childhood’ is a permanent exhibition at Kensington Palace. It is open to visitors from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Q. How can I view the exhibitions at Kensington Palace?

A. You will need to book tickets to the Kensington Palace in advance if you want to view the exhibitions being held there. 

Q. When did Kensington Palace host its first exhibition?

A. While the exact date of the first exhibition is not known, Kensington Palace has been hosting several events and exhibits for years.

Q. What are some of the prominent exhibitions that have been held at Kensington Palace?

A. Some of the most prominent exhibitions at the museum include Victoria: A Royal Childhood, Life Through a Royal Lens, Royal Style in the Making, and Fashion Rules: Restyled, to name a few.

Q. What is Kensington Palace famous for?

A. Kensington Palace is the current royal residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. It is known to have been the country retreat for King William III and Queen Mary II as well as home to young members of the royal family.

Q. Do I need to book my tickets in advance to view the Kensington Palace exhibitions?

A. Yes. You will need to book your tickets in advance as you will not be allowed to enter without prior booking.

Q. How many exhibitions are held at Kensington Palace annually?

A. While there is no fixed number, the museum does host permanent and temporary exhibitions throughout the year.