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 2021-2022 academic year. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.  

Superbloom Schools

Ready, set, grow! We're creating a magnificent Superbloom at the Tower of London this summer. Find out how your school can get involved and grow your own.

Superbloom Schools

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.

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Key stage 1 students take part in a learning session with a costumed presenter on a school visit to the Tower of London.
Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

Access fund for schools

Back for 2022-23! Our Access Fund for Schools offers your school the opportunity to have a high quality, immersive learning experience at the iconic sites of the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace.

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International schools

Enrich your visit with activities designed for international students. 

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Children learning inside Kensington Palace

Home educators

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

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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.

An actress performs to a school audience during Fire! outreach performance show produced by Historic Royal Palaces.

Outreach performance

Allow us to step into your school and bring the life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh alive in our interactive show that supports the study of History, Drama and English. 

Learning resources

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

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. 

Find out more
Costumed tour at Hampton Court Palace

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.

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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. 

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Winner - The Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2018