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Life Through a Royal Lens

Hillsborough Castle, Royal Hillsborough, County Down, BT266GT
Visitors sitting at the Life Through A Royal Lense Exhibition


Discover Life Through a Royal Lens, Hillsborough Castle’s first ever exhibition featuring a unique collection of Royal photography and running for five months only. This must-see exhibition documents the British Royal Family's ever-evolving relationship with the camera over the last 200 years.

Never before seen in Northern Ireland, Life Through a Royal Lens brings together over 60 of the most iconic images ever taken of the Royal Family, dating back to the reign of Queen Victoria.

See images from notable photographers like Rankin, Cecil Beaton and Annie Leibovitz, and learn about the history and stories behind each image. View some of the personal and lesser-known family portraits for an intimate window into the people behind the public figureheads.

01 June – 29 October 2023 (in line with castle opening hours)

Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The exhibition is visited at the end of the castle tour.

Members can access the exhibition for free without a castle tour ticket.

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Season (1 June 2023 - 29 Oct 2023)

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