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Discover the history and stories of Kensington Palace with our range of immersive learning offers

Discover the history and stories of Kensington Palace with our range of immersive learning offers

What we offer

  • Subsidised entry for schools
  • School sessions for key stages 1, 2 and 3 and SEND

Bookings now open for visits from September 2023 - July 2024.

Bookings are not yet open for the 2024/25 academic year, we anticipate they will open in June 2024

Access Fund for Schools
The East Front after Kensington Palace renovations, showing the statue of Queen Victoria (installed 1893). Looking west, 22 March 2012.

Part of the Kensington Palace project, ‘Welcome to Kensington - a palace for everyone’ an undertaking over two years (2010-12) of major refurbishments (renovation) at Kensington, including new gardens.

Plan and book a school visit

All the planning, practical and booking information you need for your school trip to Kensington Palace. 

Students from winning schools enjoying the Time Explorers Challenge celebration week at Kensington Palace, July 2016.

School sessions

Our interactive and enquiry-based sessions are led by expert presenters who bring to life historic characters.

Students from William Edwards Primary School taking part in a learning session during a visit to Kensington Palace.

Learning resources

Browse curriculum-based resources for use in school and at the palaces. 

Teachers listen to a costumed historic interpreter as part of a site familiarisation during a continuing professional development day at the Tower of London.

CPD and Training

Build your knowledge and skills with our professional development sessions for teachers and educators.

CPD session at the Tower of London.

Teacher Network

We design our schools programmes in collaboration with teachers. There are many opportunities to take part in our Teacher Network. Join Us.

Students take part in a school session at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

Online school sessions

Led by experienced presenters on Zoom, take a journey through time to meet historical figures and uncover history from your classroom. Our sessions support the study of History, English and Citizenship.

An actress performs to a school audience during Fire! outreach performance show produced by Historic Royal Palaces.

Outreach performance

Allow us to step into your school and bring the life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh alive in our interactive show that supports the study of History, Drama and English. 

Tracey Tooley investigating Hampton Court Palace with Tudor figures from history.

Great games and videos for exploring the past

Discover curriculum-linked resources for all key stages that will help bring the past to life.

Safety and security

As with many public venues Historic Royal Palaces uses a range security measures to help minimise the possibility of terrorist, or other criminal activity taking place, and these measures also include procedures to deal with incidents should they actually happen. 

Security Statement

Photography and Filming

Visitors are welcome to take photographs without flash within Kensington Palace. Photographic equipment- such as tripods and selfie sticks- should not be used inside the building. Filming is not permitted within the palace.

Historic Royal Palaces is a safeguarding aware organisation and takes it's responsibility to protect children and vulnerable people seriously. We may sometimes ask therefore that visitors refrain from filming or photographing other visitors. If you have any concerns about a member of the public taking photos of your school or education group, please speak to a member of staff.

Children over looking the Tower wall.


We want children, young people and vulnerable adults to have meaningful, enjoyable and safe experiences when they engage with our palaces and stories.