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.
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.
7 October was National Poetry Day in the UK which encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. The special theme this year is ‘Choice’. Curator Charles Farris explores the lives of just some of the poets who have lived and worked at the Tower of London… not always by choice.
On the anniversary of the birth of John Gerard, Curator Alden Gregory reflects on the dark history of the Tower of London and how it resonates today. Please be aware that this blog post contains descriptions of torture that some people might find distressing.
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
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