Victoria Revealed, at Kensington Palace (May 2018)

Address:
Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London
Tel:
0203 166 6000

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Dates & Time:
24th May 2018 to 6th January 2019
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun, Mar-Oct); 10 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Sun, Nov-Feb); Last entry 1 hour before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Included in the cost of your admission ticket. See hrp.org.uk

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Kensington Palace will be putting on a major new exhibition that will provide an intimate account of Queen Victoria's life in the rooms where she once lived.

Queen Victoria was many things during her long-life: a lonely princess, a devoted wife, dedicated mother, powerful stateswoman, lover of the arts and a devastated widow, and the exhibition will include more than 300 objects from each period: from the dolls she made as a little girl, to paintings by her favourite artists such as Sir George Hayter, Franz Xaver Winterhalter and Sir Edwin Landseer.

The exhibition will also explore the life of her beloved husband Albert, who is revealed to be a passionate, moral man who was deeply interested in the life of the nation. Many of the gifts he gave her will be on display including a magnificent diamond and emerald tiara. You'll also see the majestic Fife tiara - presented to Queen Victoria's granddaughter on her wedding day.

You'll learn why Victoria retreated from public gaze after Albert's early death, and how her golden and diamond jubilees finally snapped her back into public life.

 

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