Explore and learn about Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
What we offer
- Hands-on learning sessions
- Easy-to-use classroom resources
- Teacher Taster events
- Programmes designed with teachers
- Closely aligned with National Curriculum
- Engaging session presenters in period costume
All the planning, practical and booking information you need for your school trip to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.
Familiarisation Days are offered free of charge to all teachers who are leading, or thinking of leading, a school visit to one of our sites.
We collaborate with teachers to design our schools programme. Sign up and take part in our many opportunities
Applications open in January 2024
We are pleased to announce that on Monday 15 January 2024, Historic Royal Palaces will be launching its first Travel Bursary Scheme to assist schools with the cost of transport to Hillsborough Castle & Gardens.
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 photographs without flash within Hillsborough Castle. Photographic equipment- such as tripods and selfie sticks- should not be used inside the building. Filming is not permitted within the palace.
Historic Royal Palaces is a safeguarding-aware organisation and takes it's 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.