Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Opening times

Kensington Palace is open daily except 24-26 December 2019 and 6-17 January 2020.


Summer (01 March - 31 October)

Monday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Last admission: 17:00

Please check for more information on closures and notices.


Winter (01 November - 29 February)

Monday-Sunday: 10:00-16:00

Last admission: 15:00

Kensington Palace will be closed 6-17 January 2020.

Closures and notices

The Queen's State Apartments

The Queen’s State Apartments will be closed from 2 September 2019 to 31 March 2020.

The King's State Apartments, Victoria: A Royal Childhood and the palace gardens will be open as normal throughout this period. Victoria: Woman and Crown runs until 6 January 2020.

Kensington Palace closure

Kensington Palace will be closed between 6-17 January 2020 for essential maintenance work.

The Pavilion

October 2019 

  • 3 October 2019 - closed all day
  • 7 October 2019 - closing at 16:00
  • 11 October 2019 - closing at 16:00
  • 17 October 2019 - closing at 16:00

November 2019

  • 7 November 2019 - closed all day
  • 14 November 2019 - closing at 16:00
  • 27 November 2019 - closing at 16:00

December 2019

  • 12 December 2019 - closed all day

The Orangery

The Orangery is currently closed for conservation and restoration works. 

The Kensington Palace Pavilion and the Palace Café are open daily for refreshments. 

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)

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)

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)