Discover the palaces

Discover the palaces

Learning and discovery

Explore the incredible stories behind our palaces - from building histories and monarchs to collections, online resources and more.

  1. Discover the history of all our palaces in one interactive timeline.
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  2. The Georgian Court and its intriguing cast of royal characters are brought to life at Hampton Court, Kensington and Kew Palaces this year.
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  3. Profiles, stories and little-known facts about England’s famous kings and queens
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  4. Find out how the palaces have changed and how their royal owners shaped their development.
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  5. Find out about the collections we maintain, manage and display at Historic Royal Palaces
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  6. Ghost stories and legends from across the palaces
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  7. Follow our curators, learning team, gardeners and conservators via our blogs.
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  8. Enjoy a range of video, audio and slide show content via our Media Player. (Requires Adobe Flash)
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Timeline of our palaces

Cross Palace Timeline

Browse through 1000 years of history and discover the stories that connect our palaces.

Our palaces: An interactive timeline