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Explore the highs of court entertainment or the drama-filled execution of Charles I

Explore the highs of court entertainment or the drama-filled execution of Charles I

Banqueting House is closed until further notice

School visits to Banqueting House are not available for 2022-23.

We continue to offer school visits to our other palaces as well as learning resources and other opportunities to support your teaching and professional development.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Banqueting House when we can restart our programme.

Students from William Edwards Primary School taking part in a learning session during a visit to Kensington Palace.

Learning resources

Browse curriculum-based resources for use in school and at the palaces. 

Teachers listen to a costumed historic interpreter as part of a site familiarisation during a continuing professional development day at the Tower of London.

CPD and Training

Build your knowledge and skills with our professional development sessions for teachers and educators.

CPD session at the Tower of London.

Teacher Network

We design our schools programmes in collaboration with teachers. There are many opportunities to take part in our Teacher Network. Join Us.

Children over looking the Tower wall.


We want children, young people and vulnerable adults to have meaningful, enjoyable and safe experiences when they engage with our palaces and stories.

Safety and security

As with many public venues Historic Royal Palaces uses a range security measures to help minimise the possibility of terrorist, or other criminal activity taking place, and these measures also include procedures to deal with incidents should they actually happen. 

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

Five brilliant history resources for exploring the past

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.