Explore Hampton Court Palace with our range of learning offers

Explore Hampton Court Palace with our range of learning offers

What we offer

  • Hands-on learning sessions
  • Programmes designed with teachers
  • Closely aligned with National Curriculum
  • SEND programming
  • Accredited learning
  • Subsidised entry for school groups
Aerial view of Hampton Court Palace from the south west, showing the Pond Gardens in the foreground.

Plan and book a school visit

All the planning, practical and booking information you need for your school trip to Hampton Court Palace.

Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

School sessions

Explore our wide range of curriculum-based sessions led by expert presenters, who bring to life historic characters through costumed interpretation.

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, skills and confidence with our tailored professional development sessions for teachers and educators.

Teacher Network

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

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

New video resources: Tracey Tooley invesigates... Henry VIII

Can your Key Stage 3 students piece together the life of Henry VIII? Join intrepid reporter Tracey Tooley in this Tudor-tastic video series, and investigate what really drove England’s most infamous monarch.


Children and actors dressed in Tudor costumes enjoy a range of Tudor sports including falconry, archery, quintain and football.

The Great Tudor Schools Festival

Come and help prepare for the ultimate Tudor extravaganza at our first ever day festival for schools at Hampton Court Palace.

Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and special school students can immerse themselves in history from 15 to 19 June 2020.

Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

Access Fund for Schools

Find out how our Access Fund for Schools can offer your school the opportunity to have a high quality, immersive learning experience at the iconic sites of Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and the Tower of London. 

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

Photography and Filming

Visitors are welcome to take non-commercial photographs and films within most areas of Hampton Court Palace. Photographic equipment - such as tripods and selfie sticks - should not be used inside the palace. For religious and copyright reasons, photography is not permitted in the following areas:

  • Chapel Royal
  • Cumberland Art Gallery
  • Any temporary exhibitions

Historic Royal Palaces is a safeguarding aware organisation and takes its responsibility to protect children and vulnerable people seriously. We may sometimes ask therefore that visitors refrain from filming or photographing other visitors. If you have any concerns about a member of the public taking photos of your school or education group, please speak to a member of staff.

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.

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Winner - The Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2018