Historic Royal Palaces

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life.

Panorama of the Magic Garden with the King's and Queen's towers

The Magic Garden

An imaginative new play garden for families, inspired by the myths and legends of the Tudor Court.

Defend the Tower is a costumed, live historical re-enactment. You must help our heroic guards defend the mighty castle against its most dangerous enemies!

Open daily until 20 October

Tower of London

35 mins

Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign at Hampton Court Palace.

Daily until 20 October 2017

Hampton Court Palace

40 minutes

Discover 100 acres of ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.


Hillsborough Castle

Visit Kew Palace

Discover the secret palace hidden in Kew Gardens.

Support us

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

Become a member

Explore and discover so much more about each of the 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.