Historic Royal Palaces

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life.

Buy runs towards the White Tower at the Tower of London.

Visit the Tower of London

Discover the stories that never got out.

Over the drawbridge and behind the castle walls lie unexpected tales of lost princes, WW1 spies and daring escapes.

An actor dressed as a medieval soldier in armour

Which side you will join in the Norman Conquest? Follow the story through battles, treachery, rebellion and the founding of the Tower of London.

21 October - 29 October 2017

Tower of London

11:30, 13:30 and 15:30

An actor in historical costume performs in front of a group of children

Do you have the stomach to pull rotten teeth, scour the ‘gong’ from the toilets or investigate the ‘Royal Wee’?

21 October - 29 October 2017

Hampton Court Palace

11:00-16:00

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Join us at the Tower of London for drawing and puppet making activities over October half term.

22 October - 28 October 2017

Tower of London

11.00 to 15.30

Woman looks up staircase at Hampton Court Palace

Visit Hampton Court Palace

Escape to the great indoors.

Discover the hidden stories of Britain's royal past at Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace.

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.

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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.