Digital missions

Shh! You are invited on a special mission...

Shh! You are invited on a special mission...

When

  • Daily

Ticketing information

Download the free 'Time Explorers' app to your iOS or Android device before your visit.

Please note, you will require an admission ticket to access Kensington Palace.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Go on an interactive adventure at Kensington Palace. Meet a character from history, explore all around you, do challenges and win badges!

Download the free 'Time Explorers' app to your iOS or Android device before your visit. 

iOS: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. Requires iOS 8.0 or later. 
Android: Available on Jelly Bean, Kitkat, Lollipop and Marshmallow. Optimised for Lollipop and Marshmallow.

Digital missions available at Kensington Palace

1. The Artist's Perfect Painting

It's 1735 and Queen Caroline has asked an unknown German artist, Anton Wolf, to create the perfect painting of the royal court for her husband King George II. Poor Anton has no idea where to start! He needs your help to explore the King’s State apartments, learn about the Georgian court and discover the King and Queen’s favourite things so he can paint the perfect picture.

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Explore more family activities

A medieval character in red emerges from the structure of the Tower of London
Families

Meet characters from the Tower of London's history, complete challenges and win badges on your digital mission.

Daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Georgian architect stands in Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace, looking up at the Tudor building
Families Tours and talks

Shh! You're invited on a special mission… meet characters from history and explore the palace with the Time Explorers app.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Choristers from the Chapel Royal choir skate on the ice at the Hampton Court Palace ice rinks in front of the Tudor west gate
Families Highlights

Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace this Christmas as the ice rink returns for another year.

22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 (excluding Christmas Day)

Hampton Court Palace

09:00 until late (10:00 on weekdays)

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

The East Front Gardens after Kensington Palace renovations looking south-west towards the palace, 24 May 2012. Showing visitors in the grounds. 

Part of the Kensington Palace project, ‘Welcome to Kensington - a palace for everyone’, an undertaking over two years (2010-12) of major refurbishments (renovation) at Kensington, including new gardens.

Shop Kensington Palace Gifts

These official gifts and souvenirs are all inspired by Kensington Palace's rich royal stories, past and present.

From £7.99

Queen Victoria inspired mug

Shop Victoria: Woman and Crown

A collection of gifts based on the latest Victoria Woman and Crown exhibition at Kensington Palace, including exclusively designed for Historic Royal Palaces, our Royal Victoria collection inspired by iconic symbols from Queen Victoria's reign.

From £12.99

Lifestyle setting, gifts for her.  Faux sapphire choker, Diamante floral spray brooch and sterling silver brooch with diamante accents in classic bow shape.

Shop Kensington Palace Jewellery

Originally the childhood home of Queen Victoria, later home to Princess Margaret and Princess Diana and now the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace is one of the more fashionable and stylish of our palaces.

From £14.99