Historic Royal Palaces
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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
Murdered or survived – what happened to Edward and his younger brother Richard?
Known as the ‘Nine Day Queen’, Lady Jane had the shortest reign in British history
Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture with our Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London.
Tower of London
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Discover why exotic animals were kept at the Tower of London and see how they lived in the Royal Menagerie.
Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.
Discover the intriguing and unexpected characters depicted on the grand entrance to the King's State Apartments.
Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.
Hampton Court Palace
Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.
Examples of conservation research projects at Historic Royal Palaces.