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Discover 1,000 years of 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. 

We are now open for bookings for the 2024-2025 academic year. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.  

Resources you can edit

Download editable family trees, timelines, biographies and key facts for Key Stage 2Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. 

1000 years of history resources

Visit one of the palaces

Plan and book a school visit

Everything you need to know when planning a school visit to one of the palaces.

Tower of London Hampton Court Palace Kensington Palace Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
KS1 schoolchildren on a visit to the Tower of London.
The Great Hall showing Live Interpreter (in costume) running 
a session for secondary school students.

Access Fund for schools

Applications for 2024/25 Access Fund for schools are now open.

CPD session at the Tower of London.

International schools

Enrich your visit with activities designed for international students. 

Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace

School children visiting Hampton Court Palace.

Home educators

Find details of our special Home Educator days at the Palaces or tailor a self-led visit to suit your children's needs with our activity trails.

Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
Kensington Palace

Online and Outreach School Sessions

Students take part in a school session at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

Online school sessions

Led by experienced presenters on Zoom, take a journey through time to meet historical figures and uncover history from your classroom. Our sessions support the study of History, English and Citizenship.

Tracey Tooley investigating Hampton Court Palace with Tudor figures from history.

Search learning resources

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

Children doing Digital Missions at Hampton Court Palace


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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Group of guests on a costumed guide tour by Henry VIII in Base Court.

CPD and Training

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

Terms and conditions

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

Read our Terms and conditions


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


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. 

Security Statement