Opening times & admission prices at Windsor Castle

Opening times  
March to October Open daily 09:30-17:30
(last admission 16:00)
November to February Open daily 09:45-16:15
(last admission 15:00)

A typical visit lasts 2-3 hours.

Closures  
The Castle is closed 13 May 2016 (last admission 12:30)
  13 June 2016
The State Apartments are closed 12 June 2016
  14 June 2016
  12 July 2016

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The Semi-State Rooms

Please note that the Semi-State Rooms are only open during the winter months between September and March. They will reopen on Saturday, 17 September 2016. Please be aware the Semi-State Rooms will not be open when the State Apartments are closed.

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St George's Chapel closures

Closure date Important information
7 May 2016 St George's Chapel closed from 13:00
8 June 2016 St George's Chapel closed until 13:00
10-13 June 2016 St George's Chapel closed
24 June 2016 St George's Chapel closed from 15:00
8 July 2016 St George's Chapel closed until 10:30

St. George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services. These occur at the following times: 
08:30 – Holy Communion
10:45 – Mattins and Sermon
12:00 – Sung Eucharist
17:15 – Evensong

As a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice.  Please check opening arrangements  by visiting this website or telephoning the Ticket Sales and Information Office on +44 (0)303 123 7304.

Admission prices (all include a multimedia tour and entry to the Drawings Gallery exhibition)

From 17 September 2016 to 8 January 2017, admission includes entry to Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe, a special exhibition to celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday.

Standard admission

Ticket Price
Adult £20.00
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £18.20
Under 17/Disabled £11.70
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £51.70

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When the State Apartments are closed

Ticket Price
Adult £10.80
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £9.80
Under 17/Disabled £6.80
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £28.40

Admission to the Castle is free to residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead with an Advantage Card.

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Admission prices for groups (15+)

Standard groups admission

Ticket Price
Adult £18.00
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £16.40
Under 17/Disabled £10.50
Under 5 Free

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When the State Apartments are closed

Ticket Price
Adult £9.80
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £8.80
Under 17/Disabled £6.00
Under 5 Free

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By asking us to treat your purchase as a donation, you enable us to claim Gift Aid tax relief on your payment.

Please note that a transaction fee of £2.00 is payable on all telephone bookings.


Tickets purchased directly from Royal Collection Trust can be converted into a 1-Year Pass, giving 12 months' complimentary admission to the site(s) you have visited. Terms and conditions apply. Read more.

To redeem your 1-Year Pass please call the Ticket Sales and Information Office +44 (0)303 123 7334

1-Year Pass terms and conditions, including exclusion dates, are available here.

Enjoy free re-admission for a year if you buy your ticket directly from us.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection and the promotion of public access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.
Gift AidBy asking us to treat your purchase as a donation, you enable us to claim gift aid tax relief on your payment.