Schools

Explore Hampton Court Palace with our range of learning offers

Explore Hampton Court Palace with our range of learning offers

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic our school programmes have changed.

Hampton Court Palace will be open for school visits from January 2021.

Bookings will open from 16 November 2020.

We offer:

  • Subsidised entry for schools
  • Specific time slots to allow for safe, socially distanced group visits
  • Activity trails tailored by key stage and aligned to the national curriculum.
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.

Bookings for January 2021 will open on 16 November 2020.

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.

Five brilliant history resources for home schooling

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.

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

Safeguarding

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