Kensington Palace
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At Kensington Palace, a royal residence for over 300 years, you can see magnificent State Apartments and the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, including dresses worn by HM Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Set within the tranquillity of Kensington gardens, this is the most intimate of royal palaces, not simply an impressive stage for the ceremonies of court life but a charming and much-loved home.

It was here that Queen Victoria was born and spent her childhood and, recently, the palace was home to Diana,

Princess of Wales. A permanent display of her dresses now adds a contemporary chapter to the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, which tells the fascinating story of court dress from the 18th century to the present day.

The magnificent State Apartments give a glimpse of court life, with an impressive display of paintings from the Royal Collection, including two Tintorettos.

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opening times
Sunday   10.00 - 18.00
Monday   10.00 - 18.00
Tuesday   10.00 - 18.00
Wednesday   10.00 - 18.00
Thursday   10.00 - 18.00
Friday   10.00 - 18.00
Saturday   10.00 - 18.00

Kensington Palace State Apartments
Kensington Gardens
W8 4PX
+44 (0) 807 751 5170

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