Historic Royal Palaces

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life

A Knight and children holding swords at the Tower of London

Knight School

16-24 February 2019

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

Detail of The Queen's Drawing Room at Hampton Court Palace with Queen Anne in the centre surrounded by personified virtues.
Families Highlights

Explore the baroque palace and decide if you could be a royal favourite.

Until 31 March 2019 (excluding 16-24 February)

Hampton Court Palace

Daily at 11:45, 13:15 and 14:45 in Clock Court. Duration 40 minutes.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Still from the feature film The Favourite
Things to see Highlights

See costumes from The Favourite, the Oscar-nominated film starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne on display at Kensington Palace.

Until 10 March 2019

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Still from The Favourite showing Emma Stone as Abigail Masham in white Tudor kitchens, wearing a denim maid's outfit. Staff cook on the historic cooking equipment in the background
Highlights Things to see

See costumes created for Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in the Oscar-nominated film The Favourite.

Daily until 10 March 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

More about our palaces

Queen Anne is depicted as Justice, with scales in one hand and a sword in the other. Around the Queen are grouped Fortitude, Prudence and Temperance. Beneath, the Three Graces are joined by figures representing Vigilance and Peace. Mercury flies at their side.

LGBT+ royal histories

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer histories in our palaces

Olivia Colman as Queen Anne and Rachel Weisz as Sarah Churchill talk in a room filled with tapestries in The Favourite

The Favourite at Hampton Court Palace

Find filming locations for The Favourite, learn more about Queen Anne and find out about her legacy at Hampton Court Palace.

Support us

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

Become a member

Join us to explore and discover so much more about each of our six palaces with limitless visiting throughout the year.

Great Hall Private Dinner

Hire a venue

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

Volunteer with us

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