Michael Day

This is a wonderful time to visit our capital city and enjoy the spectacular celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics. At Historic Royal Palaces, we are delighted to offer an inspiring programme of exhibitions, events and activities in this very special year.

At the Tower of London, a major re-presentation of the Crown Jewels has been unveiled with new displays showing the regalia as never before. A new introductory exhibition enables visitors to explore the importance of the Crown Jewels to the British Monarchy and the fascinating history of coronations in England.

Kensington Palace has recently undergone a £12 million transformation with new exhibitions and displays bringing the stories of the palace and its former royal residents to life. At Kew Palace this summer (from 18 May – 30 September), the historic Royal Kitchens will open to the public for the very first time – largely untouched since 1818, they offer a unique glimpse into Georgian culinary life. Meanwhile, at Hampton Court Palace, a temporary exhibition ‘The Wild, The Beautiful and the Damned’ explores the hedonistic world of the Baroque royal court (until 30 September).

For more information about these world-famous historic sites, please visit our website www.hrp.org.uk. We look forward to welcoming you to the palaces very soon!

Michael Day
Chief Executive Historic Royal Palaces

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Michael Day