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Home Educators

Home educator visits include:

  • A timed palace admission including all visitor routes open on the day.

Important information for your booking

Autumn 2023 - Summer 2024

Under 5s: Free
Age 5-15: £4.10
Age 16 and over: £4.10
Adults: £18.40

One paying adult must be booked per family group. Additional adults are free on a 1:10 adult-to-child ratio, and then any additional adults are £18.40 each.

Home education visits must be booked in advance.  We recommend booking at least two months in advance as payment is due six weeks before visiting. This subsidised rate is only available Wednesday to Friday during UK term time, it is not available during school holidays or on bank holidays.

Please bring evidence that you are a home-educator with you to present at our schools desk on the day of your visit. We appreciate that not all home educators will have a Local Authority letter, or membership of a Home Education group. In this case please contact us via email in advance of your visit to confirm.

Visits available Wednesday - Friday during UK term time.

Autumn 2023
6 September – 20 October
13 December – 21 December

Spring 2024
10 January – 9 February
22 February - 28 March

Summer 2024
17 April – 24 May
5 June - 24 July

Entry time slots for self-led visits available at 10:00 and 12:30. All home education groups must be booked and paid for in advance.

There will be no school visits available at Kensington Palace between 04 February and 18 April 2023.

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Payment and terms of booking

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.

In order to obtain the subsidised entry rate, we require booking at least two months in advance, and payment is due six 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.

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.

Bookings with less than six weeks' notice require immediate payment. The cancellation and amendment deadline is 17:00 on the day after the booking is confirmed.

We regret that no refunds can be given for cancellations or amendments made less than six weeks in advance of your visit. This includes non-arrivals on the day.

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