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|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.
Admissions open from Thursday 1 September – Friday 16 December
Sessions available from Monday 12 September – Friday 9 December
Half term = Monday 2 – Friday 28 October
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 13 - Friday 21 April
Good Friday = Friday 14 April
Easter Monday = Monday 17 April
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
Please see our general palace opening times.
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.
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.
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.
As with any historic building, physical access in some areas of the palace can be difficult. Read more about palace accessibility.
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.
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.