Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and palace or route closures

Information on seasonal hours and palace or route closures

Opening times

Opening days and hours vary.


Summer (31 March - 05 September)


Winter (06 September - 31 March)

08 December to 19 December 

Wednesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 15.30

Last admission: 14.30

20 December 2021 - 02 January 2022

Daily: 10.00 - 15.30

Last admission: 14.30

24, 25 , 26 December - Closed

03 and 04 January 2022 - Closed

05 January 2022 to 11 February 2022

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 to 16:00. Last admission at 15.00

12 February 2022 to 20 February 2022

Daily: 10:00 to 16:00. Last admission at 15.00

23 February 2022 to 27 March 2022

Wednesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00. Last admission at 15.00

The Magic Garden

The Magic Garden is open every weekend from 10.00 - 16.00 (last entry at 15.15).

The Magic Garden will be closed for winter from 20 December 2021.

Palace and route closures

Closures from November 2021 - February 2022

Please note the following will be closed during various dates throughout winter:

Cumberland Art Gallery

Closed for painting rotations and adjustments to lighting from 04 January 2022 - 07 January 2022.

The Georgian Story: The Queen’s State Apartments

Closed for conservation work between 31 January 2022 - 4 February 2022.

From 05 February 2022 - 11 February 2022, the first three rooms of these apartments will be open.

 

Further conservation work 2022

Please note that the following rooms and routes will still be open, but scaffolding or barriers be in place:

Great Watching Chamber

17 – 21 January

The room will remain open, but barriers will be in place.

King's State Apartments

21 February – 04 March

The route will remain open, but there will be scaffolding in place.

Great Hall

14 – 18 March

The room will remain open, but barriers will be in place.

Please note the following spaces are temporarily closed from 20 May 2021:

  • Guard Robe
  • Little Banqueting House 
  • Royal Tennis Courts
  • Chapel Royal (changed opening hours)

Palace Gardens and Home Park closures

The East Front will be closed on 12 May 2022.

The Chapel Royal

Chapel Royal opening times have changed. Visit the Chapel Royal page for more information.

Please note that while the Royal Pew normally open Wednesday - Saturday, it may close on short notice due to Chapel services. 

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