Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Opening times

Kensington Palace is open daily except 24-26 December.


Summer (01 March - 31 October)

Monday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Last admission: 17:00

Please check for information on closures and notices.


Winter (01 November - 28 February)

Monday-Sunday: 10:00-16:00

Last admission: 15:00

Closures and notices

The Orangery

The Orangery is currently closed for conservation and restoration works. 

The Kensington Palace Pavilion and the Palace Café are open daily for refreshments. 

The Pavilion: upcoming closures

June 2019

  • 27 June - closed all day
  • 28 June - closed from 14:00

July 2019

  • 05 July - closed from 14:30 
  • 08 July - closed 16:00
  • 10 July - closed all day
  • 11 July - closed 16:00
  • 18 July - closed 16:00
  • 20 July - closed from 14:00

August 2019

  • 31 August 2019 - closed all day

September 2019

  • 8 September 2019 - closed from 16:00
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 Highlights

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.

Daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Portrait of Queen Victoria on a green background
Things to see Highlights

Explore Queen Victoria’s private life behind her carefully-managed public image in this major new exhibition at Kensington Palace.

Daily until 05 January 2020

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Highlights Things to see

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

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)