Opening times

Opening times

The Front of House team at Kensington Palace

The palace is open 7 days a week all year round, except 24 - 26 December and 26 - 30 January.

The Orangery is open 7 days a week all year round, but occasionally closes for functions. 

Opening hours

1 March – 31 October 2014 (summer)
Daily  10.00-18.00 
Shop and Orangery  10.00-18.00 
Last admission  17.00 

Orangery closures

Please note that occasionally the Orangery closes early or completely for functions. These closure dates are always advertised in advance. Please check in advance before you travel.

Health and safety advice

We want your visit to be safe and enjoyable. We hope you have a day to remember for all the right reasons, so below are a few points to bear in mind when you visit one of our palaces.

  • Our palaces are very old and have many uneven surfaces, for example cobbles, worn steps, uneven steps and slopes. Please choose footwear that is comfortable and appropriate for the conditions.
  • Some surfaces may be slippery, particularly if they are wet from rain.
  • Light levels can be low in some places, so please allow sufficient time for your eyes to adjust, particularly when using stairs.
  • In some of our gardens we have steep slopes and drops from height, so please be aware of these, especially if you have children with you.
  • Where water features are present, please ensure children are supervised at all times.
  • Look out for our safety signs and follow the advice given to avoid spoiling your day.

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