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. The history of our palaces: An interactive timeline
    Discover the history of all our palaces in one interactive timeline.
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  2. The Glorious Georges
    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. Monarchs
    Profiles, stories and little-known facts about England’s famous kings and queens
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  4. Building histories
    Find out how the palaces have changed and how their royal owners shaped their development.
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  5. Our collections
    Find out about the collections we maintain, manage and display at Historic Royal Palaces
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  6. Ghost stories
    Ghost stories and legends from across the palaces
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  7. Our blogs
    Follow our curators, learning team, gardeners and conservators via our blogs.
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  8. Media Player
    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