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Audio Guide Tour

Hold the stories of Kensington Palace in your hands

Hold the stories of Kensington Palace in your hands

Experience history where it happened with an Audio Guide tour of Kensington Palace.

Join curators, historians and conservators as they share fascinating stories and hidden secrets of Kensington Palace.

Explore the rooms where the young Princess Victoria spent her childhood, and the grand rooms of the King’s State Apartments which were used for lavish entertaining during the Georgian period. Then take in the more intimate Queen's State Apartments, which were created for Mary II.

Please note, there is no audio tour for our regular temporary exhibitions. 

How to collect your Audio Guide Tour

Our Audio Guides are included in the price of your ticket. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis - at peak times there may be a short wait to pick up your guide.

Collect your Audio Guide in the Hub, next to the ticket scanning desk.

When

Available


Where

Collect your audio guide in the Hub, next to the ticket scanning desk.


Ticketing information

Please note, audio guide hand out closes at 17:00.


Included in palace admission (members go free)

Buy Kensington Palace tickets

Bringing Your Own Headphones

You are welcome to bring your own headphones.

  • Headphones need to plug into the handset. Bluetooth headphones are not compatible with audio guide handsets.
  • Our Audio Guide handsets will accommodate most common types of headphones with a classic jack connection.

Audio Guide Tour Transcripts

Please visit the Kensington Palace Audio Guide transcripts page for transcripts of each tour.

Planning your day

Use the guide to see what's on, where to eat and shop, and scroll through a timeline of the palace to discover more about its history.

Find your way around the palace with your digital map, included on your handset.

Languages

Audio Guide tours are currently available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese & British Sign Language.

EXPLORE WHAT'S ON

  • Things to see

The King's State Apartments

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

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn more
  • Things to see

The King’s Gallery

Explore the King's Gallery, which was transformed by William Kent to showcase the finest paintings of the Royal Collection.

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn more
  • Things to see

The King's Staircase

Discover the intriguing and unexpected characters depicted on the grand entrance to the King's State Apartments.

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn more

BROWSE MORE HISTORY AND STORIES

Queen Victoria

From pampered princess to elderly empress: wife, mother and queen

William III and Mary II

England's only joint sovereigns, who transformed Kensington Palace into a royal residence

The story of Kensington Palace

An elegant retreat for Britain's royal family

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