Community and groups

Community and groups

Community and groups learning event at Hampton Court Palace

We aim to offer a range of talks, workshops, training and projects for our local communities, helping participants gain a sense of belonging and ownership of our palaces and helping us stay better connected to our audiences and locality.

Current work

Hampton Court Palace 500

In 2015, we are inviting local communities to help us share and celebrate Hampton Court Palace’s 500th anniversary through a series of workshops and activities, all which lead up to a spectacular event in the autumn.

If you would like to get involved in this project, contact us:

Past projects and resources

We are always looking for unique and exciting ways to involve our local communities with our palaces.

Find out more about the range of projects and special events our team hosted at Hampton Court Palace in recent years.


Citizenship ceremonies, 2008-14

Since 2008, we have worked in partnership with registrar offices in Tower Hamlets, Richmond, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster, to host citizenship ceremonies in our palaces. It has been a privilege sharing in these life changing moments as we have witnessed hundreds of people becoming new British citizens in our iconic spaces.


Bedtime stories and Community Bed, 2013

Hampton Court has the largest collection of state beds in the country. These magnificent beds and their stories inspired a community group project in which participants of all ages created their very own ‘Community Bed’ for display in the palace during the ‘Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber’ exhibition. Artist Sofie Layton worked with participants to screen-print, gild, emboss and embroider the intricate details of this beautiful bed.

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