Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, Kensington Palace is re-opening from 30 July. Read our visit information

Opening times

Kensington Palace is open Wednesday-Sunday except 24-26 December.


Summer (01 March - 31 October)

From 30 July

Wednesday-Sunday: 10:30-17:00

Last admission: 16:00

Please check for more information on closures and notices.


Winter (01 November - 29 February)

Monday-Sunday: 10:00-16:00

Last admission: 15:00

 

Closures and notices

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.

Open from 30 July

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.

Closed 5 Jan 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 from 30 July

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)