Historic Royal Palaces

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life

Become a knight this February half term

Enrol in Knight School at the Tower of London in February half term 2020. Train to become a knight and defend the Tower from attack!

The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I exhibition, showing curator Eleri Lynn looking at the Bacton Altar Cloth in a case. The Rainbow Portrait hangs in the background of the green exhibition space.
Things to see Highlights

See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I, and the iconic Rainbow Portrait at Hampton Court Palace.

12 October 2019 - 23 February 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Elizabeth I illustration in her 'Rainbow Portrait' dress
Families Highlights

Become a spy for Elizabeth I and meet the suspects in her court. Decipher mysterious codes and listen in on conversations to see what secret information you can discover.

15 February - 23 February 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Drop-in between 11:00–16:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Young boy looking towards the imperial state crown in the Crown Jewels exhibition
Things to see Highlights

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones at the Tower of London.

Open daily

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Experience the drama of the Field of the Cloth of Gold

Join us at Hampton Court Palace and celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.

A family walk through the Lost Garden at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in autumn 2019. The children are walking on the boulders on either side of the path, surrounded by orange and yellow autumn foliage in the background.

Things to do this winter

With the start of the new year, get out and do more with a visit to one of our palaces this winter.

A male staff member from the Yeoman Body is shown in their full uniform/regalia speaking with a male and female visitor.

Members go free

Escape to the past whenever you want when you join us today.

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

Support us

We are a charity and there are several ways you can support us.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways. See what roles we have available and register your interest.

Great Hall Private Dinner

Hire a venue

Host your prestigious event at one of the greatest palaces ever built.

The White Tower exterior at the Tower of London under a blue, partially cloudy sky. Visitors can be seen exploring the grounds beneath the tower

Support us as a corporate partner

Enjoy unrivalled access to our incredible palaces, deliver stunning events and go behind the scenes providing ‘money-can’t-buy' experiences for clients and guests.