Plan and book a school visit

Booking information, admission rates, what's included, term dates and useful resources

Booking information, admission rates, what's included, term dates and useful resources

Plan your visit

School visits include:

  • School session for your key stage 1-3 or SEND group.
  • Timed palace admission including all visitor routes open on the date.
  • Pre-visit email including two teacher planning passes.
  • Dedicated lunchroom for key stages 1-3 and SEND.
Choose a session

Visiting safely

Please read our current safety procedures for keeping you safe on your visit.

In order to best support you and your group we will also provide:

  • Essential information packs for your group leader, including the most up-to-date health and safety information.
  • Timed entry slot for your school to help you stay in your school 'bubble'.
  • Key stages 1-3: Dedicated meeting point and lunchroom space for your group only
  • Flexible booking terms, allowing you to move your visit if needed.
  • Teacher planning passes, included in your booking confirmation, to allow two teachers to visit and plan your day.
Safety procedures

Important information for your booking

  • Prices

    Spring/Summer 2022

    Session prices for key stages 1-3 and SEND are inclusive of student admission. For details please see our sessions.

    Teachers and adults
    Up to agreed ratios: Free
    Adults for 1:1 assistance: Free
    Additional adults: £21.20

    Subsidised rates are available Wednesday - Friday during UK term time only, not school or bank holidays. We are operating timed entry for one class per day, to support social distancing.

  • Term dates

    Visits available Wednesday - Friday during UK term time.

    Spring 2022

    Sessions available
    05 January – 01 April

    Summer 2022

    Sessions available
    20 April – 22 July

    We are able to offer school sessions for key stages 1-3 groups for one class per day. Sessions will start at 10:45 with entry at 10:30.

    All school visits must be booked and paid for in advance.

  • Adult to student ratios

    Key stage 1 (age 4-7) = 1:5
    Key stages 2, 3 and 4 (age 7-15) = 1:10
    Key stage 5 and up (age 16+) = 1:15
    SEND groups can determine their own ratios

    Groups with an inadequate number of accompanying adults may not be admitted.

    To support social distancing we will ask classes to break up into smaller, supervised groups with a maximum of 10 students whilst inside the palace spaces.

Make a booking

Email your completed booking request form to [email protected] All school group admissions must be booked in advance, we recommend booking at least two months in advance as dates do sell out quickly. Payment is due six weeks before visiting.

Payment and terms of booking

After receiving your booking request, we will email you a confirmation and invoice which must be paid in advance of your visit and according to our payment terms.

  • Your invoice will be attached to your confirmation email. Payment details can be found on your invoice.
  • Our preferred method of payment is by BACS. When making payment please ensure you quote your account number and your school/company name. If possible, send us remittance advice.
  • Payment is due six weeks prior to visiting. 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.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are able to reschedule visits to allow for local lockdowns and other challenges arising from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see our full terms and conditions for more information.
Terms and conditions

Prepare for your visit

Key information and guides to support your school visit.