His Royal Highness The Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh

Historic Royal Palaces joins the Royal Family and millions of people across the country in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page.

 

 

Schools

Explore Kensington Palace with our range of learning offers

Explore Kensington Palace with our range of learning offers

9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Due to the impact of the coronavirus we have temporarily suspended our school visits and programme at Kensington Palace.

We will be open for school visits from June 2021. This page will be updated once bookings are open.

Students sitting with hands raised to answer questions.

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 and skills 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. Join us.

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 photographs without flash within Kensington Palace. 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.

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.