Explore Hampton Court Palace with our range of learning offers
What we offer
- Subsidised entry for schools Wednesday - Friday during UK term time.
- Interactive sessions for all key stages and SEND
- Activity trails tailored by key stage and aligned to the national curriculum.
Bookings now open for visits from September 2023 - July 2024Access Fund for Schools
All the planning, practical and booking information you need for your school trip to Hampton Court Palace.
Interactive and enquiry-based sessions are available for all key stages and SEND students.
Tailored activity trails are available for EYFS, key stages 1 to 3 and international schools to structure and support an exploration of the palace.
Build your knowledge, skills and confidence with our tailored professional development sessions for teachers and educators.
Led by experienced presenters on Zoom, take a journey through time to meet historical figures and uncover history from your classroom. Our sessions support the study of History, English and Citizenship.
Allow us to step into your school and bring the life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh alive in our interactive show that supports the study of History, Drama and English.
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.
Winner - The Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2023
Hampton Court Palace is one of the foremost Heritage attractions in Britain. The learning service offers exciting sessions for all ages in the Tudor and Baroque Palace and fulfils the National Curriculum, it is' history where it happened'. Experienced, costumed presenters entertainingly interpret stories of the characters, skilful dialogue entrances the children. The Great Vine, the Maze and Magic Garden add to a varied visit, excellent maps and guides help navigate the site supported by on line resources. A treasure not to be missed.
Sandford award assessor