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 (02 March - 30 October)

Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00

Last admission: 17.00 

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 (31 October - 01 March)

Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00

Last admission: 15.00 

The Sunken Garden, featuring the statue of Diana, Princess of Wales can be viewed in normal opening hours only, Wednesday-Sunday: 10.00 - 15.45

Closures

Room closures in 2022

From 17 May - the King's Gallery and Queen Caroline's closet will be closed until March 2023.

Early palace closure dates 2022

29 September 2022: Last entry at 16.00. Palace closes at 17.00.

27 October 2022: Last entry at 16.00. Palace closes at 17.00.

24 November 2022: Last entry at 14.00. Palace closes at 15.00.

23 December 2022: Last entry at 14.00. Palace closes at 15.00.

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

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)