Adult learning event

We have a diverse and exciting learning programme, bringing our palaces to life for all adult audiences. Join us on a journey into these amazing palaces, where you’ll meet extraordinary characters, hear compelling tales and discover remarkable treasures.

Talks, workshops and events

We have a vibrant, ticketed public programme of learning events, including talks, debates, workshops and study days with historians, curators, conservators and more. Find out what’s on at the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.


Georgian London: bohemians and royals - SOLD OUT 18th-century London was a tribal city of different districts, each with their own unique style and secrets. Author Vic Gatrell discusses the teeming, artistic Covent Garden, while historian Matthew Green leads us into the intriguing world of royal St James’s.

Weds 23 July, 18.30 - 20.00

Kensington Palace

Georgian question time with Sir Trevor McDonald Join key characters from 18th-century politics and society – including Britain’s first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole and ‘the Duchess’ Georgiana Cavendish – in this heated and highly entertaining debate.

Mon 28 July, 18.30 - 20.15

Hampton Court Palace

Really Useful Guide to Georgian science Enter the illuminating world of Georgian science, with three short talks on: the microscope used and cherished by George III, the discovery of electricity during the Enlightenment, and a remarkable female astronomer.

Sat 2 August, 14.00 - 15.30

Kew Palace

At the King’s table: Georgian royal dining - SOLD OUT Join Susanne Groom, author of 'At the King's table', in the Royal Kitchens at Kew for a look at lavish royal dining and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the servants who made it all happen.

Thurs 14 August, 18.30 - 20.00

Kew Palace

Communities and groups

We offer a range of talks, workshops, training and projects for communities and groups, helping participants gain a sense of belonging and helping us stay connected to our local audiences. Find out what we offer at the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.

Sensory Palaces health and wellbeing programme

Sensory Palaces is a multi-sensory health and wellbeing programme for people with dementia, mental health issues and learning disabilities. Find out more about the programme at the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House,  Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.

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