There are plenty of activities and events for anyone interested in learning more about the many stories of Hillsborough Castle.


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 places, where you’ll meet extraordinary characters, hear compelling tales and discover remarkable treasures.

We are developing a vibrant ticketed public programme of learning events at Hillsborough Castle. This will include talks, debates, workshops, special events and study days with historians, curators, conservators and more. Visit the What’s On page for our current season of events.

We're also putting together a new programme for local community groups, so check back here for further information coming soon.

If you'd like to visit as part of an organised group, purchase a day admission ticket or season pass, more information and prices can be found on our Visit Us page.


Discover Hillsborough Castle's history - from Georgian mansion to Peace Talks venue.

We're currently developing our schools programme at Hillsborough Castle and will be reaching out to local schools soon. Please check back here for further information.

Free CPD event - Wednesday 5 October, 1pm-5pm

Hillsborough Castle holds a unique place in the history of Northern Ireland. Working with Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR), HRP is hosting this free CPD that will give teachers access to the history of the Castle and share the exciting plans that we are developing for a Schools Programme.

Participants will:

  • Discuss planning issues for all aspects of the reformed History GCSE and A-Level courses
  • Get to grips with the new assessment styles
  • Have an early opportunity to get a look at, and to inform, the resources and support that will be available

Attendance is free but booking is essential. To book, please go to the OCR website.

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