Planning your education visit

Planning your education visit

Ceiling

Learn about this intriguing landmark and its colourful and dramatic history. 

Inigo Jones' Banqueting House is the only surviving remnant of the magnificent Palace of Whitehall which, before it was destroyed by fire in 1698, was the largest palace in Europe. Its dramatic history inspires a myriad of opportunities for learning about the Stuart monarchy which draw inspiration from the awe-inspiring Rubens ceiling which extolled the virtues of the king’s divine right to rule, as well as the revolutionary execution of Charles I in 1649.

Self-led visits

Education visits to the Banqueting House are arranged on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in arranging a visit please email towerlearning@hrp.org.uk or call 0203 166 6646 for further information.

Taught sessions

The current offer for taught sessions can be found on our sessions for schools page.


Essential info for your visit (PDF) >

A pack of practical information to help teachers plan a successful visit to the palace with students.

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