We are lucky enough to look after extraordinary palaces, spaces and objects in our palaces. We look after Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Banqueting House, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in Northern Ireland.
Between them, the six extraordinary historic buildings in our care have witnessed 1,000 years of history. They have survived many tumultuous moments in the past.
Take a look at some highlights and stories that we can share with you during these challenging times.
With the palaces closed, Lucy takes you on a tour of the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace as she uncovers the dramatic events that changed the course of British history.
With a £100 million shortfall in our finances this year, we need your support now more than ever, to sustain the charity through this difficult period. If you love the palaces and believe in what we do, please donate today. Simply Text PALACES to 70085 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message. Thank you.
Gardens United is a collaboration with Google Arts & Culture available online.
Take a virtual stroll through our historic gardens and enjoy 23 stories that celebrate the characteristics that make our palace gardens wonderful and unique.
Our palaces are full of hidden secrets. Take a peek behind the scenes in our video series.
Read stories from our curators about our palaces and the people who lived in them.
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday give us annual pause to think about the immense sacrifice made by men and women from around the world during the First World War. Curator Polly Putnam has been researching the role of Hampton Court Palace during that terrible conflict.
This year marks the 731st anniversary of the Expulsion of the Jews from England in 1290, when the Jewish population of England were forced to convert or go into exile by Edward I. Postdoctoral researcher Rory MacLellan and Heritage Management MA student Lydia McCutcheon write about three of these fascinating individuals.
Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.
Hampton Court Palace
Included in palace admission (members go free)