Historic Royal Palaces
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Hillsborough Castle has become a place in which to see amazing art
‘The Grandest House in County Down’
Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer histories in our palaces
It is known as an infamous prison, but it wasn't built to be one
For over 600 years, the Tower housed a menagerie of exotic wild animals
Find out what remains of Whitehall – known as one of the first examples of Palladianism in British architecture.
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.
Open 19 May
Tower of London
Walk in the footsteps of those condemned to execution at the Tower of London on Tower Green and the Scaffold Site.
Discover why exotic animals were kept at the Tower of London and see how they lived in the Royal Menagerie.
Explore the Tower of London’s early years as a formidable fortress and discover why it has been both feared and revered.
Explore the stories of the Princes in the Tower and Sir Walter Raleigh in the infamous Bloody Tower.
Examples of conservation research projects at Historic Royal Palaces.