Explore for free with your community group

Join our Community Access Scheme

Join our Community Access Scheme


Booking information

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


Free (advance booking required)

Email to book a place

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, 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.

Upcoming online training dates:

  • The next training will take place in autumn 2022. Please email us to be added to our waiting list.
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.

Wednesday 20 April and Thursday 19 May

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.

Wednesday - Friday

Tower of London

Free (advance booking required)

A group of people from the Community Access Scheme looking at an object
Tours and talks

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

Wednesday - Friday

Kensington Palace

Free (advance booking required)