Essential booking and visit information for schools - Edinburgh

To find out more or to make a booking contact the Learning Bookings team.

Please have to hand:

  • Preferred date and possible alternatives, plus time of arrival.
  • Numbers of children and supervising adults
  • The taught programme you would like
  • Details of any special educational or access needs.

You will then be sent a confirmation letter together with your teachers’ resource pack. If fees apply, a date will be provided by which full payment must be received to secure the booking.  Please note: you may be asked to cover the cost of the session if you cancel within short notice of your visit.  Non-booked schools will be charged at standard group admission rates.  Please see our Terms of Application for Learning Group Admissions 2014 on the right.

Contact us

Learning Bookings Team
Ticket Sales and Information Office
Buckingham Palace
London SW1A 1AA

Tel: (+44) (0)131 557 2500
Fax: (+44) (0)20 7930 9625

Reduced-rate admission for school groups  

Most of our Palace schools sessions are £3 per pupil.  Most of our Gallery sessions are £1 per pupil. Please see individual sessions for details.

Accompanying adults
One teacher or adult helper is admitted free of charge at the following ratios:

Under 5’s 1 adult: 3 pupils
P1 – P4 1 adult: 6 pupils
P5 and above 1 adult: 10 pupils
Please ask for details of rates for additional adults when booking.

Planning Visits    

Once you have made your booking, we offer two complimentary tickets for you and a colleague to conduct a planning visit.  If you would like to meet a member of the Learning team during this visit, please let us know at the time of booking.    

Lunch facilities    

A lunch room is available for booked groups in the Learning Centre, based in the Palace Coach House.    


Our learning programmes are designed to be accessible to all pupils.  Most of our sessions can be adapted to meet any educational or access needs your group may have.  Please ask for details when booking.    

Opening hours    

We are open all year round, with a small number of closures for royal events.      

How to find us   

By Train: Edinburgh Waverley.  The Palace is a 15-minute walk from the station
By Coach: Coach Parking is provided free of charge
By Bus: Number 35, Number 36 and open-top buses stop near the Palace
By Car: Car park situated alongside the Palace