Opening times and upcoming closures

Opening times and upcoming closures





Monday-Sunday 10.00-17.00 (last admission at 16.30)

Closed 24-26 December and 1 January

Please note, Banqueting House is guaranteed to open from 10.00 until 13.00 Monday to Sunday, but we often close in the afternoon at short notice for functions and events.  Please do check our closures below or by calling 020 3166 6155/6154/6152.


Date Closing to the public at Last tickets sold at
21-May 13.00 12.15
22-May 13.00 12.15
23-May 15.00 14.15
25-May 16.00 15.15
01-Jun 13.00 12.15
06-Jun 13.00 12.15
07-Jun 13.00 12.15
13-Jun 14.30 13.45
17-Jun 17.00 16.30
20-Jun 13.00 12.15
26-Jun 13.00 12.15
27-Jun 16.00 15.15
28-Jun 15.00 14.15
29-Jun 16.00 15.15


Upcoming closures

Due to essential conservation work, Banqueting House will be closed for a few days this summer. These dates are:

Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 July

Monday 21 August

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Before visiting, to ensure that the Banqueting House will be open, please contact us on:

020 3166 6155/6154/6152

Alternatively you can email us at and we will aim to respond within 24 hours.

Health and safety advice

  • 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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