Explore for free with your community group

Join our Community Access Scheme

Join our Community Access Scheme




Booking information

Places are limited. 

Please email [email protected] to book a place.

Free (advance booking required)

Email to book a place

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic the Community Access Scheme programme across our sites has changed. We are currently unable to accept £1 cards, group leader cards or assist with community group visits.

The Community Access Scheme will re-commence early 2021 and we look forward to welcoming back our local groups.

What is the Community Access Scheme?

The Community Access Scheme (CAS) offers free entry, practical advice and support for community groups based locally to Hampton Court Palace.

Who is it for?

Groups based in Surrey, Kingston, Richmond, Houslow, Merton and Wandsworth. Especially those who would not normally visit the palace or see it as a place of interest for them.

What does the scheme offer participating groups?

  • Free group access to Hampton Court Palace for one year. You will be given an entry card upon joining the scheme and you can then visit as many times as you wish. 
  • A compulsory Group Leader Training Day designed to train group leaders and adult learning tutors to lead visits for their groups to the palace.
  • Support from our Communities Team to help groups engage with the palace's stories, collections and historic spaces.
  • Discounted entry tickets for group members who return to the palace with a friend.

How can I get involved?

Group leaders must book a place on a Group Leader Training Day to discover more about the programme and get useful tips on what to do when bringing groups to Hampton Court Palace.

A man talks to a member of staff in a gallery at Hampton Court Palace
Tours and talks

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


Hampton Court Palace

Free (advance booking required)

Community group leaders from the Community Access Scheme photographed in from of the White Tower
Tours and talks

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


Tower of London


Free (advance booking required)

Visitors in the Piggot Gallery
Tours and talks

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


Kensington Palace


Free (advance booking required)