Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Updated 12 June. As a result of the Coronavirus global pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to close Banqueting House until March 2021. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. Please read our statement

Opening times

Banqueting House is open daily except 24 - 26 December and 01 January, but will occasionally close early for private events. Please check our closures section below before you travel.


Open daily (01 January - 31 December)

Monday-Sunday: 10:00-17:00

Last admission: 16:30

Please check for any planned closures in advance. 


Last admission is 45 minutes prior to the Banqueting House closing, unless otherwise stated.

Closures and notices

Planned closures

The Banqueting House occasionally closes early for private events.

Last admission is 45 minutes prior to the Banqueting House closing, unless otherwise stated.

April 2020

  • 15 April 2020: closed from 16:00
  • 23 April 2020: closed from 16:00
  • 27 April 2020: closed all day
  • 28 April 2020: closed all day
  • 29 April 2020: closed all day
  • 30 April 2020: closed from 16:00

Need more information?

Before visiting, to ensure that the Banqueting House will be open, please contact us at [email protected] and we will aim to respond within 24 hours.