Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Opening times

Opening days and hours vary.


Summer (21 April - 31 October)

Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00-18.00

Last admission: 16.30

The Sunken Garden, featuring the statue of Diana, Princess of Wales can be viewed in normal opening hours only, Wednesday-Sunday:10.00-17.45. 

 


Winter (01 November - 01 March)

From 1 November

Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00-16.00

Last admission: 14.30

24, 25 and 26 December - Closed

Early closure on 21 October 2021

Please note on Thursday 21 October, Kensington Palace will be closing at 17.00, last admission at 15.30. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Route closures from 04 October 2021

The King’s Drawing Room, The Cupola Room and Queen Caroline’s Closet will all be closed for planned maintenance work. 

The Red Saloon will be open, however scaffolding may be in place throughout the room.

Please be aware that noise from the maintenance work might be heard in the King’s State Apartments and Victoria: A Royal Childhood during your visit. We apologise for any disruption this may cause to your visit.

The following rooms and routes will still be open during this period: 

  • Victoria: A Royal Childhood
  • King’s State Apartments: The King’s Stairs, The King’s Gallery, The Presence Chamber and The Privy Chamber
  • The Queen’s State Apartments
  • Royal Style in the Making
Full-length, standing, facing the viewer, head turned half to the right, wearing a white dress with a diaphanous blue wrap, holding a posie of flowers in her right hand; beside a path in a parkland setting, with Kensington Palace in the distance, on the right.
Things to see

Discover the story of Princess Victoria, the young girl destined to be queen, in the rooms where she was born and raised at Kensington Palace.

Open

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's State Apartments interior
Things to see

Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.

Open

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A large four poster bed covered in detailed period fabric, in a bedroom covered in dark green wall decor
Things to see

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace where Mary II once took her meals, relaxed and entertained.

Open

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)