Home educators

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, Kensington Palace is re-opening from 30 July. Read our visit information


Under 5s  Free
Age 5-15 £3.00
Age 16 and over £4.20

One free adult per family group will be admitted
Additional adults £17.95

Please note, the subsidised learning rate is only available to book Monday to Friday during UK term time. We cannot offer the learning rate during school holidays or on bank holidays.

Term Dates

Autumn 2019

Monday 02 September – Wednesday 18 December

Spring 2020

Monday 20 January – Friday 03 April

Summer 2020

Monday 20 April – Tuesday 21 July

Learning resources

A young visitor doing a hands-on activity at Kensington Palace

Find learning resources

Browse our wide range of resources to support learning at home and at the palaces. 

Guidelines for home education groups

  • In order to obtain the subsidised entry rate, we require booking at least 2 months in advance, and payment is due 6 weeks prior to the visit. We often sell out of the subsidised entry rate, so please do provide as much notice as possible in order to avoid disappointment.
  • If you book with less than 6 weeks’ notice we will require payment immediately and your cancellation and amendment deadline will be 5pm the same day that the booking is confirmed.
View our terms and conditions

Booking request form

Complete the form and email it to the learning team at [email protected] Please ring 020 3166 6646 if you need further guidance.

Home education booking form Home education booking form guidelines

Payment options

After receiving your booking request, we will confirm that we have made a booking for you by emailing you an invoice, which must be paid in advance of your visit date and according to our payment terms. Please note that we cannot amend the booking numbers after payment has been made. Any extra tickets must be purchased on the day at standard group rates.


Our preferred method of payment is by BACS. Email us to arrange payment.

Email us to arrange payment by BACS


Cheques should be drawn on a British bank and made payable to ‘Historic Royal Palaces’. Cheques should be sent to the Finance Department at Hampton Court Palace. 

Financial Accounting
Apartment 22
Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU

Credit Card

Contact us on +44 (0) 20 3166 6646 to make a payment. Please have ready your event and invoice reference number, name of cardholder as it appears on the card, card number, security code and expiry date.

Alternatively fax your details to the Operations team at Hampton Court Palace, +44 (0) 20 3166 6655.