The feminine influence of generations of royal women has shaped this stylish palace and gardens. Kensington Palace features exhibits related to: social history, fine art, decorative and applied art and costume and textiles. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: designated collection.
1 March - 31 October 2014 (summer) Daily 10.00-18.00 Shop and Orangery 10.00-18.00 Last admission 17.00.
I visited Kensington Palace on Friday 23rd March 2018 - very excited to be visiting another royal palace (have been to Buckingham Palace and Hampton Court) and also the Diana exhibition.
To say I found it a major disappointment would be an understatement.
The rooms that we saw were virtually bare - it was as if someone was moving house and had cleared out. The Diana exhibition was small, hot and stuffy. Walk ways around the exhibition cases of her dresses were narrow and comprised mainly of two main rooms and a couple of corridors - it was a shame as I am sure much more could have been made of it.
The shop was (as usual) full of hugely overpriced items. The café was OK except I was charged an extra 30p for a soy cappuccino (instead of 'normal' milk) - didn't see that extra charge marked up anywhere!
My friend and I came out wondering when we were going to see the palace - a real let-down big time.
My suggestion would be to close this and convert what was 'on show' back to living quarters - waste of time and money visiting it.
I would not recommend Kensington Palace as a place to visit - the gardens and area around it great, but close the Palace. Bad value for money all round.
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