Historic Royal Palaces

As a self-funding charity, we urgently need your help

As a self-funding charity, we urgently need your help

The White Tower exterior at the Tower of London under a blue, partially cloudy sky. Visitors can be seen exploring the grounds beneath the tower

How you can help

We are facing serious financial challenges as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. With a £95 million shortfall in our finances this year, we need your support now more than ever, to sustain the charity through this difficult period.

Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens without the usual crowds.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Photo of the Crown Jewels
Things to see Highlights

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones at the Tower of London.

Open from 10 July

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

South terrace flowers
Families Things to see

Make the most of your time in these stunning royal gardens with one of our new garden trails.


Hillsborough Castle

The trails take 30 minutes to an hour

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Lucy Worsley, Joint Chief Curator

Diana: Her Fashion Story online curator talk with Lucy Worsley and Eleri Lynn

Join Historic Royal Palaces' Chief Curator Lucy Worsley and Eleri Lynn, curator of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, for an exclusive online curator talk and Q&A session exploring the wardrobe of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Walled Garden

Keeping you safe on your visit

We're pleased to be re-opening more of our palaces including Tower of London on 10 July and Kensington Palace on 30 July, as well as interior spaces at Hampton Court and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. We hold the industry standard, 'We're Good to Go' for all our sites, ensuring we are following government and industry guidelines, with processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. We will be offering you a very warm welcome as always, and we have some new ways of doing things. But we're confident you're going to have a great time.

A male staff member from the Yeoman Body is shown in their full uniform/regalia speaking with a male and female visitor.

Members go free

Escape to the past whenever you want when you join us today.

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

Royal History quiz app showing a screen with Henry VIII.

Royal History Quiz App

Do you know which ancestor was known as “King Log”, or what King Henry VIII’s favourite sport was? Test and expand your knowledge of British Royal History with the Royal History Quiz App.

You can also challenge your friends or get them to challenge you. Who will be the most knowledgeable about British Royal History?!

Download from the Google Play or Apple app store.

Tracey Tooley investigating Hampton Court Palace with Tudor figures from history.

Five brilliant history resources for home schooling

Discover curriculum-linked history resources for all Key Stages that will keep your kids learning about the Tudors, Victorians and more while you're staying home together.

Muslin sack-back court dress, detail. Showing a view of the upper front of the dress. White Indian cotton muslin embroidered with trailing sprays of flowers and leaves in silver wire and silver strip, trimmed with silver lace and gimp. Photographed on a black background.

The sack-back was a fashionable 18th-century gown with the fabric at the back arranged in box pleats at the shoulders, falling loose to the ground with a slight train. The dress would have been worn with a wide square hoop under the petticoat.

Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection

With up to 10,000 items of historic dress from the 16th century to the present day, see some of the exquisite and beautiful items in the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection.

Support us

We are an independent charity and we urgently need your support. Below are just some of the ways you can help.

Close up of conservator cleaning the workings of the portcullis inside the medieval Byward Tower. Dark room. Details of wood, rope and the metal grating.

Make a donation

We raise all of our own funds and are facing serious financial challenges as a result of the Coronavirus. We urgently need your support. A donation is an investment in the palaces' future so that generations can enjoy them for centuries to come.

Members enjoying  a walk in Hampton Court Palace gardens

Join as a member

By joining as a member, you will not only be able to enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, but you will also be helping us at a time when we really need financial support.

The White Tower exterior at the Tower of London under a blue, partially cloudy sky. Visitors can be seen exploring the grounds beneath the tower

Support us as a corporate partner

Enjoy unrivalled access to our incredible palaces, deliver stunning events and go behind the scenes providing ‘money-can’t-buy' experiences for clients and guests.