Schools

Explore Hampton Court Palace with our range of learning offers

Explore Hampton Court Palace with our range of learning offers

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, some of the outdoor spaces at Hampton Court Palace are now open Wednesday-Sunday. Palace interiors will re-open 17 July. The Magic Garden and Maze remain closed. Please read our visit information

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.

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