Historic Royal Palaces

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life.

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life.

An illustration of a Georgian woman and a Victorian man standing outside Hampton Court Palace

The Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians

26 May - 2 June 2018

Prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories live on stage!

Anne Boleyn looks at the camera under a gloomy sky in front of the White Tower and Battlements of the Tower of London.

Follow the tragic story of Anne Boleyn through her imprisonment, trial and execution at the Tower of London.

6 May – 27 August 2018, Friday-Tuesday

Tower of London


11:00 and 14:00

The King's and Queen's towers in the Magic Garden

Come face to face with mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily (2018 season planned closures - 21 May, 16 July and 10 September 2018.)

Hampton Court Palace

Families Highlights

10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:15)

Explore Queen Victoria's long and extraordinary life in her own words at Victoria Revealed - the Queen Victoria exhibition at Kensington Palace.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Highlights Things to see
Royal baby commemorative chinaware 2018

Royal Baby 2018

Celebrate the birth of a new royal Prince born to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Discover the official commemorative chinaware designed by Buckingham Palace to mark the occasion, Royal Baby tea towels and dated decorations as well as gifts fit for a royal baby.

The Great Pagoda, an imitation Chinese octagonal tower of ten storeys designed by Sir William Chambers and completed in 1762. The Pagoda is seen through trees and parkland.

Here Be Dragons

Until 30 September 2018

2018 sees the arrival of dragons to Kew Gardens! Find out more in the new Here Be Dragons exhibition, next to Kew Palace.

Votes and Voices: Acts of Defiance

Until 3 July 2018

A programme of live interpretation, events and workshops to mark the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918.

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.

Family looking at artist pigments

Learning and engagement

We put audiences at the heart of everything we do. Come with us on a journey of learning, discovery and participation. 

Volunteer with us

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