Royal Childhood


Rocking horse that Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret played with. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014. Pinterest


Gain an insight into life growing up in the Royal household with Buckingham Palace's summer exhibition, Royal Childhood.

Spanning more than 250 years, this show brings together objects from the Royal Collection and the Royal Archives, as well as items still owned by members of the current Royal Family.

Pieces not to be missed include the spectacular silver-gilt Lily Font, commissioned by Queen Victoria and used in almost all major royal baptisms since 1841. There's also a wicker pram that Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed pushing around the gardens of her family home.

From well-loved toys to treasured family gifts, tiny childhood outfits and previously unseen film footage, this show lets you step into the world of youngsters born into a very special family.

Venue Details & Map

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace
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