There are a number of Events and Open Days throughout the year open to the public and prove popular with historians, tourists and locals. A complete list of forthcoming events, activities, open days and lectures taking place at Kensal Green Cemetery is shown on this page.
Tickets can be booked on the day; early booking is strongly advised as tours usually sell out by early afternoon. Tours keep to the main paths, but sensible shoes -- and protection from sun or rain as the day demands -- are advisable.
Visitors are politely reminded that Kensal Green is a working cemetery which still conducts funerals daily, and that the bereaved may be visiting the graves of family or friends during Open Days: those who come specifically for Open Day tours and events are requested to dress and behave with respect and consideration for all those in the cemetery on the day.
Visitors are welcome to take still photos of monuments and landscape throughout the cemetery for personal reference. Formal permission is required for commercial photography and the use of models, amateur or professional, and for recording, filming and/or broadcasting of any kind, including Webcasting: please contact the General Cemetery Company directly for further information.
No events currently scheduled
Please note: FoKGC handles bookings for Mausolea & Monuments Trust
Date / time: 18:30 10-Feb-21
Dr. Philip Mansel (www.philipmansel.com) is the author of fourteen books on France and the Middle East, including histories of Constantinople and nineteenth century Paris. He is President of the Scientific Committee of the Research Centre of the Chateau de Versailles and a Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research, London. In 2012 he won the London Library Life in Literature award and in 2019 the Franco-British Book Prize. In 1995 he was a co-founder of the Society for Court Studies.
Date / time: 18:30 17-Mar-21
Nicolas’s book on funeral trains, published in October 2020, focussed on the trains and the transport of coffins by train in the UK from 1840 to the present day. Visually rich the talk looks at the links between the cemeteries and railways including the Necropolis service to Brookwood. Of particular interest to MMT members Nicolas will include some burials in mausolea and the train for the reburial of the Price Imperial at Farnborough Abbey
Date / time: 18:30 07-Apr-21
Michael Hall examines the reasons why Queen Victoria commissioned a mausoleum for herself and Prince Albert in 1862 and traces the building's sources in the royal and aristocratic mausolea in Germany, France and Britain that were known to the Queen. Michael Hall is Editor of the Burlington Magazine. His history of the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore will be published by the Royal Collection in 2021.