Learning and Engagement

Learning and Engagement

Children outside Hampton Court Palace

Learning is at the heart of everything we do at Historic Royal Palaces, and major developments here mean there has never been a more exciting time to support our education programme.

Our Learning and Engagement programme exists to create opportunities to engage people who do not currently come to our palaces because of social, cultural, financial or physical reasons, particularly in the local areas around our palaces. 

We have embarked on a bold and ambitious expansion of our programme that will transform the scale and impact of learning and engagement for all audiences. Our new approach will make learning even more central to how our audiences explore the stories of the palaces on-site, off-site and online and will be fully fused into the heart of Historic Royal Palaces.

The Learning & Engagement Programme is made up of talks, workshops, missions, events, festivals, publications, digital products, resources and training. Highlights that are available for sponsorship include:

Explorer Programme

Our new flagship engagement provision for children and young people, their families, teachers, and community leaders. We will deliver active learning experiences, like new digital missions for ‘Time Explorers’ (age 4-11) and a new offer for ‘Tiny Explorers’ (age 0-3).

Uncover Programme

A broader and richer programme for everyone – from a beginners guide for those who are new to our history and stories to expert lectures with great historians and thinkers. 

Family Festivals

Large-scale, big events on-site and off-site will offer families an exciting range of things to do, see and join in with over a weekend – making Historic Royal Palaces a ‘go-to’ destination for families.

Development of interpretation and digital assets

We are forming a new digital hub that will help to deliver learning content in even more delightful, surprising and innovative ways. We welcome partnerships that help us extend our reach to the widest of all possible worlds!


Development Department

020 3166 6321

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