Talks and tours at Kensington Palace

Enhance your visit with a talk or tour about palace life

Enhance your visit with a talk or tour about palace life

When

  • Daily

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Learn more about the royals who have made Kensington Palace their home during one of our intro talks, or take a tour with an expert guide.

Our daily introductions to the palace and its history are the perfect start to your visit.

Daily intro talks

Explore three exciting periods in the history of Kensington Palace by combining our introductory talks during your visit. Talks last around 5-10 minutes and are included in your palace admission ticket.

Setting The Scene: A Royal Introduction
Daily at 11:00 and 13:30
Meet in the Garden Room

The Stuarts: A Glorious New Beginning
Daily at 11:30 and 14:00
Meet in the Privy Chamber, King's State Apartments

The Georgians: A Palace in Splendour
Daily at 12:00 and 14:30
Meet in the King’s Gallery, King's State Apartments

Victoria: Growing Up at Kensington
Daily at 12:30 and 15:00
Meet in the Family Feuds Room, Victoria: A Royal Childhood

Daily history talks

Explainer-led talks which delve deeper into the history of Kensington Palace

Talks take place at 13:00 in the palace and last 15-20 minutes. Please ask a member of staff for more details.

Tour availability, talk timings and talk locations are subject to change. Please see our 'What's On' board as you enter the palace for details.

Tours of the palace and gardens

Describer tours

Helping blind or partially sighted visitors enjoy more of Kensington Palace, describer tours are available to book at no extra cost. Describer tours are included in palace admission but must be booked in advance.

British Sign Language (BSL) tours

Enjoy more of Kensington Palace by joining a British Sign Language (BSL) tour at no extra cost. BSL tours are included in palace admission but must be booked in advance.

Georgian artist painting the interior of Kensington Palace. He looks to the camera with a finger to his lips, while holding a paint board covered in paint. The King's Staircase at Kensington Palace can be seen in the background

Family trails and digital missions

Digital missions

Meet a character from history, explore the palace, complete challenges and win a badge in your digital mission.

Family trails

Your adventure awaits! Explore Kensington Palace together with one of our activity trails.

Portrait of Queen Victoria on a green background
Things to see Highlights

Explore Queen Victoria’s private life behind her carefully-managed public image in this major new exhibition at Kensington Palace.

Daily until 05 January 2020

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Full-length, standing, facing the viewer, head turned half to the right, wearing a white dress with a diaphanous blue wrap, holding a posie of flowers in her right hand; beside a path in a parkland setting, with Kensington Palace in the distance, on the right.
Things to see Highlights

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.

Daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Highlights Things to see

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

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Lifestyle:  Swarovski pearl and amethyst silver crown brooch (30169174).  Swarovski pearl silver crown brooch (30169174) embellished with Swarovski pearls and crystals.

Shop crown jewels gifts

The Crown Jewels reside at the Tower of London and are worn by British kings and queens on their coronations and royal occasions. Our magnificent Crown Jewels collection make the perfect souvenir.

From £9.99

A selection of the Royal Victoria bone china range displayed in lifestyle setting

Royal Victoria gifts

Exclusively designed for Historic Royal Palaces, our Queen Victoria gifts are inspired by iconic symbols from Queen Victoria's reign.

From £5.99

Prepare a perfect afternoon tea with our Royal Victoria bone china teapot.

Royal Victoria bone china teapot

Prepare a perfect afternoon tea with our Royal Victoria bone china teapot. The teapots engaging design is inspired by some of Queen Victoria's most iconic symbols.

£75.00