Booking information, admission rates, what's included, term dates and useful resources
Update 14 December: In line with government guidance, Kensington Palace will be closed from 16 December.
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have suspended school visits and programmes.
We hope to have school visits return to Kensington Palace from May 2021.
Should you have any questions please do feel free to contact us: [email protected].
Please be aware that it will take us longer than normal to respond to emails. As a result of the pandemic the Schools & Communities team are currently on furlough until further notice. If your enquiry is urgent, please contact [email protected].
A self-led school visit to Kensington Palace includes:
What's not included?
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.
Autumn 2019 - Summer 2020
Under 5s: Free
Ages 5-15 (KS 1-4): £3.00
Age 16+ (KS 5+): £4.20
Teachers and adults
Up to agreed ratios: Free
Adults for 1:1 assistance: Free
Additional adults: £17.95
Key Stage 1 (age 4-7) = 1:5
Key Stages 2, 3 & 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.Safeguarding
Email your booking request form to the schools team at: [email protected] Further enquiries? Please ring 020 3166 6646 for more information.
After receiving your booking request we will email you with a confirmation invoice which must be paid in advance of your visit and according to our payment terms.
Our preferred method of payment is by BACS. Payment details can be found on your invoice. When making payment please ensure you quote the invoice number and if possible your school/company name.For queries - email our finance team
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.
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.
Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU