Search results

Start typing

This exhibition is in the past. View our current exhibitions.

Travelling the Kingdom

Victoria and Albert travelled widely throughout Britain and Ireland during their marriage, both for duty and for pleasure. They were genuinely interested in visiting different parts of the country, and it was important that the public had the opportunity to see them. Private visits were made to the country estates of the nobility, and they travelled to cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham to open new civic buildings and witness industrial progress at first hand.


The royal family’s travels were extensively reported in the press, and some newspapers employed artists to illustrate their coverage. Victoria and Albert read the news stories and came to appreciate the work of these graphic artists, engaging some to paint watercolours for their own albums.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.