5-28 August - There will be reduced train service between London Waterloo and Hampton Court. Find out more

Schools

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 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

Our curriculum-based sessions are led by expert presenters who bring to life historic characters through costumed interpretation.

SEND School Session at the Tower of London

Classroom resources

Delve into the past with a range of imaginative, relevant resources and teaching materials to support you and your students across the curriculum.

Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

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. Join us.

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.

Safeguarding

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

More about what we do
Time Explorers Challenge at Kensington Palace

Time Explorers Challenge

Empowering teachers and students to explore our palaces in greater depth, the Time Explorers Challenge is our flagship CPD programme.