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Explore for free with your community group

Join our Community Access Scheme

Join our Community Access Scheme

What is the Community Access Scheme?

The Community Access Scheme (CAS) offers free entry, practical advice and support to enable community groups to visit and explore Hampton Court Palace.

Who can join the Community Access Scheme?

We welcome community groups based in Surrey, Kingston, Richmond, Hounslow, Merton and Wandsworth, Sutton and Lambeth, especially those who would not normally visit the palace or see it as a place of interest for them.

What does the Community Access Scheme offer participating groups?

  • A compulsory Group Leader Training designed to inspire and support group leaders to plan and lead visits for their groups to the palaces.
  • Free tickets community groups the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace for up to one year.
  • Support from the Community Partnerships team to help group leaders engage their groups with the palace's stories, collections and historic spaces.
  • Discounted entry tickets for group members to return to the palace independently after their initial group visit.


Wednesday - Friday

Booking information

Group visits are welcome Wednesdays to Fridays. They must be pre-booked at least three weeks in advanced through the Community Partnerships team.

To book a place, please email [email protected].

Free (advance booking required)

Email to book a place

Working with communities

Our core programmes and projects create opportunities for people to meaningfully engage with our spaces and stories, inspiring everyone to feel a sense of belonging at our six wonderful palaces.

Explore how we work with communities


  • Tours and talks

Sensory Palaces

A health and wellbeing programme at Hampton Court Palace for people living with dementia and their carers.

  • New programme in spring 2024
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Free (advance booking required)
Learn more
  • Tours and talks

Community Access Scheme

Explore the Tower of London for free with your local community or adult learning group.

  • Daily (Monday - Sunday)
  • Tower of London
  • Free (advance booking required)
Learn More
  • Tours and talks

Community Access Scheme

Explore Kensington Palace for free with your local community or adult learning group.

  • Dates TBC
  • Kensington Palace
  • Free (advance booking required)
Learn more


The story of Hampton Court Palace

Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty

The gardens at Hampton Court Palace

A brief history of the famous royal gardens

Henry VIII, Terrible Tudor?

Who was the real Henry VIII?