Join our Community Access Scheme
9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page
Coronavirus (Covid-19) update
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic the Community Access Scheme programme across our sites has changed. We are currently unable to accept £1 cards, group leader cards or assist with community group visits.
The Community Access Scheme will re-commence early 2021 and we look forward to welcoming back our local groups.
What is the Community Access Scheme?
The Community Access Scheme (CAS) offers free entry and practical advice and support for exploring the palace to adult community groups and education providers based locally to Kensington Palace.
Who is it for?
Groups within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and the City of Westminster, especially those who would not normally visit the palace or see it as a place of interest for them.
What does the scheme offer participating groups?
How can I get involved?
Group leaders must book a place on a Group Leader Training Day to discover more about the programme and get useful tips on what to do when bringing groups to Kensington Palace.