Schools

Discover 1000 years of royal history in some of the country's most iconic historic palaces.

Plan an educational visit, search for learning resources, and take advantage of our CPD and training opportunities for teachers.

Visit one of the palaces

Plan and book a school visit

Everything you need to know when planning a visit to one of the palaces. Book school sessions led by expert presenters, or lead your own group visit using our resources.

Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
Banqueting House
Kensington Palace
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our multisensory sessions are designed to make learning at the palaces fun and accessible.

Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
Kensington Palace
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

The Tower of London, looking north-west. Showing two female visitors using the digital audio guide tour devices.

International schools

Enrich your visit with activities and sessions designed for international students. 

Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace

Home educators

Tailor a visit to suit your children's needs with our digital missions and activity trails. 

Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
Banqueting House
Kensington Palace

Learning resources

Learning resources

Browse curriculum-based resources for use in school and at the palaces. 

Children doing Digital Missions at Hampton Court Palace

Games

Ready, set, play! Check out our interactive game resources for students to play in school or at home.

Opportunities for teachers

Join our Teacher Network

We collaborate with teachers to design our schools programme. Sign up and take part in our many opportunities. 

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Costumed tour at Hampton Court Palace

CPD and training

Build your knowledge, skills and confidence with our tailored professional development sessions for educators.

The Arming of the Knights for the Hampton Court Palace Tudor Joust July 2016

The Great Tudor Schools Festival

15 - 19 June 2020
Hampton Court Palace

Come and help prepare for the ultimate Tudor extravaganza at our first ever day festival for schools.

Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and Special School students can immerse themselves in history.

Students singing at the Music at the Tower festival at the Tower of London

Take part in Music at the Tower 2020

22 - 28 June 2020
Tower of London

Could your school be making Music at the Tower?

Join in this week-long festival and help us transform the sound of the Tower with performances from choirs and bands from across London.

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions before booking a school visit.

Read our terms and conditions

Safeguarding

We want children, young people and vulnerable adults to have meaningful, enjoyable and safe experiences when they visit our palaces.

Safeguarding

Safety and security

Historic Royal Palaces uses a range of security measures and procedures to minimise the possibility of terrorist, or other criminal activity taking place. 

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Winner - The Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2018