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.
How to collect your Audio Guide Tour
Our audio guides are free to use and 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.
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.
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.
Audio guide tours are currently available in English. A British Sign Language Digital Visitor guide is also available for BSL users.
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