Opening times

Essential information on opening and 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

Due to interest in the Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition, advance tickets for Kensington Palace are limited and several dates are sold out. Find out more.


Winter (01 November - 28 February)

Monday - Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00

Last admission: 15.00

Closures and notices

Check back on this page for any upcoming closures and notices before you visit.

Diana: Her Fashion Story

Diana: Her Fashion Story will be closed on the morning of Wednesday 16 August 2017 from 09:00 until 13:00 and closed all day on Wednesday 3 January 2018.

Visit Diana: Her Fashion Story

Victoria Revealed

Victoria Revealed will be closed from 27 February 2017 and will reopen in June 2017.

Visit Victoria Revealed

The Orangery

Please note that occasionally the Orangery closes early or completely for functions. These dates are always advertised in advance so please check before you travel.

Visit The Orangery

Explore what's on

Explore Queen Victoria's long and extraordinary life in her own words at Victoria Revealed, the Queen Victoria exhibition.

Opens end of June

Daily

Diana: Her Fashion Story, is a major new dress exhibition at Kensington Palace featuring some of Diana, Princess of Wales' most famous outfits.

Open daily

Give yourself at least one hour for this exhibition.

Kensington Gardens are well renowned for their beauty - find out more about the especially intriguing Sunken Garden that was planted in 1908.

Open daily