About The Experience
Discover the ceremonial dress collection and spectacular State Apartments at London's most fashionable attraction. With the ever changing exhibition programme there's always something new to see.
Kensington Palace unveils a palace of secret stories and public lives. Visitors arrive through beautiful landscaped gardens evoking a past when Kensington was countryside. From the entrance hall start your journey through the magnificent Kings and Queen's State Apartments. Filled with stories of two royal courts; the Stuarts and the Hanoverians, learn what you would have worn, how you should behave and how to succeed in the heady atmosphere of the time. Victoria Revealed, a fascinating exhibition, set within the rooms Victoria grew up in as a child, explores her life and reign in her own words with quotations from her intimate diaries. Imagine how she felt at just 17 years old on her first day as Queen at Kensington Palace, discover her romantic side through letters and gifts exchanged with Prince Albert and take a peep at moments of family life with her children and grand children. The glossy and glamorous exhibition, Fashion rules: gets a makeover, becoming Fashion rules: Restyled. A new collection of dress from the collections of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana Princess of Wales represents the story of the monarchy in the 20th century. Surrounded by contemporary photography, film, music and including accessories, get a real sense of the 1950's through to the 1990s, decades in which the clothes were worn and how they reflected and inspired everyday fashions.