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Historic Royal Palaces

We are a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world

We are a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world

What's on at our palaces

Henry VIII's Joust

20-21 July 2024

Experience the thrill of the Tudor joust as the country's greatest knights battle it out at Hampton Court Palace.

  • Things to see
  • Exhibition

Untold Lives

A new exhibition at Kensington Palace, uncovering the forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago.

  • Until 27 October 2024
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Events
  • Families

Peter Rabbit Adventure

Discover 100 acres of fun with Peter and friends this summer. Treat your family with free gardens tickets for kids.

  • Until 01 September 2024
  • In line with gardens opening hours
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Tower Moat

Immerse yourself in the sights and smells of millions of wildflowers by journeying around the Tower of London moat.

  • Until 09 September 2024
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Gunpowder Plot

Travel back in time and experience history like never before in this thrilling immersive experience and step inside history's most daring conspiracy.

SHOP 24/7 ONLINE

Discover beautiful commemorative souvenirs and unique gifts inspired by our palaces.

Join as a member

Enjoy a range of member benefits including unlimited adventures at our magnificent palaces, access to an exciting events programme and discounts in our shops and restaurants. 

Browse history and stories

Charles II and the Discovery of the 'Princes in the Tower' in 1674

Tower of London Curator Charles Farris explores one of the most famous discoveries in the Tower’s history – a small chapter in the continuing mystery of the Princes in the Tower.

Take a close look at Peter Paul Ruben's Masterpiece

Discover the stories depicted in the nine painted panels and secrets of the Banqueting House with Google Arts and Culture. Zoom in to see details of the paintings in incredible detail online.

Get Involved

We are an independent charity and there are many ways you can support us.

Make a donation

A donation can make a difference in keeping the spirit of the palaces alive for the future, for everyone. 

Donate

Membership

Your support through membership gives the palaces a future, for everyone.

Become a member

Support us as a corporate partner

Enjoy unrivalled access to our incredible palaces by supporting us as a corporate partner.

Corporate partnerships

BECOME A CUSTODIAN OF BRITISH HISTORY

Sponsor a stone in the iconic White Tower at the Tower of London. Looking for that extra special gift? Give a friend or loved one something uniquely personal.