Planning your learning visit

Planning your learning visit

Image of Coney's interpretation of Kensington Palace State Apartments
Essential information for Learning & Engagement visits to Kensington Palace.

Learning admission rates


 Under 5s  Free
 Age 5-15 (KS 1-4)  Free
 Age 16 and over (KS5 and above)  £4.10


Teachers and adult helpers

Teachers and adults accompanying groups are admitted free of charge up to the following ratios:

  • Students aged 6 yrs and under:  1:5
  • Students aged 7 to 16 yrs:  1:10

Additional adults are charged at £14.31 each. 

For the academic year 2016/17 additional adults will be charged £14.67 each.

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Academic year 2016-17

Autumn term:

Admissions open from Thursday 1 September – Friday 16 December

Sessions available from Monday 12 September – Friday 9 December

Half term = Monday 24 – Friday 28 October


Spring term:

Admissions open from Tuesday 3 January – Thursday 7 April

Sessions available from Monday 9 January – Friday 7 April  

Half term = Monday 13 – Friday 17 February

Easter holidays = Monday 10 - Friday 21 April

Good Friday = Friday 14 April

Easter Monday = Monday 17 April


Summer term:

Admissions open from Monday 18 April – Friday 21 July

Sessions available from Monday 24 April – Friday 14 July

Half term = Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June

Bank holiday = Monday 1 May


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Opening times

Please see our general palace opening times.

On-site supervision

All students must be accompanied by an adult at all times while at the palace. Groups should contain a minimum of one adult per ten students aged 7-16 years old, and one adult per five students aged 6 and under. 

Groups with an inadequate number of accompanying adults may not be admitted.

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What is included

The education admission rate includes access to all the new visitor routes at Kensington; Victoria Revealed, the King's State Apartments and the Queen's State Apartments.  You will also be able to visit the temporary exhibition Fashion Rules, a display of dress from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Sessions and workshops 

Our learning sessions offer engaging and interactive ways to explore this magnificent palace. Led by expert presenters, all sessions are closely based on the national curriculum, as well as offering opportunities for cross-curricular learning.

All sessions can accommodate up to 35 students and are available throughout term times, though not always in the first and last weeks of term. See session listings for full details.

Rates vary between £93 an d£103 per session.

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As with any historic building, physical access in some areas of the palace can be difficult. Read more about palace accessibility.

Wheelchair access

Kensington Palace is accessible to all, with level access to all areas of the palace and a lift to all floors. The Clore Learning Centre is based on the ground floor of the palace and has accessible toilets, teaching spaces and lunchrooms. Learning sessions will take place in the Clore Learning Centre or in our breakout spaces on the route which are accessible by lift.

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Planning help for teachers

Map (PDF)
Use this map to find out where the important sights and facilities are in the palace.

Essential information for your visit (PDF)
A pack of practical information to help teachers plan a successful visit to the palace with students.

Your short guide to the history of Kensington Palace (PDF)
Key facts about some of the palaces most famous past residents.

Risk assessment and health & safety agreement (PDF)
A useful document to help you complete your risk assessment. 

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