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British Sign Language digital visitor guide

For deaf and hard of hearing visitors

For deaf and hard of hearing visitors

Hold the stories of Kensington Palace in your hand and experience history where it really happened with the British Sign Language (BSL) digital visitor guide.

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.

Using your guide

Collect your guide from the Hub, next to the ticket scanning desk and ask for a BSL guide. The guide is on a mobile-phone sized touchscreen.

The tour is self-led. If you are visiting as a group of more than six people who all use BSL, please email [email protected] so we can set aside the required guides.

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.

When

Coming soon


Ticketing information


Included in palace admission (members go free)

More information about our BSL tour

Find out more about our British Sign Language self-led digital guide, and how to plan your visit in this short film.

Find out more about our British Sign Language self-led digital guide, and how to plan your visit in this short film.

BSL Guide Device Instructions

Find instructions on how to use your British Sign Language Digital Visitor Guide in this short film.

Find instructions on how to use your British Sign Language Digital Visitor Guide in this short film.

EXPLORE WHAT'S ON

  • Things to see

Victoria: A Royal Childhood

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

The Queen’s State Apartments

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace where Mary II once took her meals, relaxed and entertained.

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

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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