Live on Crowdcast, Thursday 23 July, 7.00pm (BST)
9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page
Updated 10 March: The Tower is closed. Following recent government announcements, we are working on our reopening plan and tickets will be on sale soon. Please keep checking back at our website or sign up to our email newsletter for updates.
Historic Royal Palaces' Joint Chief Curator Lucy Worsley is joined by not one, but two colleagues from the Tower of London, as they delve into the past and present of the iconic fortress.
In this 1 hour talk online, Lucy will go behind the scenes to explore daily life at the Tower today, in the company of Ravenmaster and Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife. Tower of London curator Sally Dixon-Smith will be on hand too, sharing insights into the Tower’s past – from ravens to royal executions. Over the centuries, the Tower has been a symbol of both awe and fear, and our experts will explore its rich history as a royal palace, prison, Royal Mint, zoo, and the home of the world famous Crown Jewels.
You can also come and see the Tower, without the crowds, when we reopen on the 10 July.
This event is free to join, but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford.
Historic Royal Palaces is a self-funding charity. The closure of our six sites for four months following the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our finances. We have begun the phased re-opening of some of our sites, and would love you to show support for us by visiting. We have restricted the number of people allowed on site each day, so you will have the chance of seeing these wonderful places up close, without the usual crowds.
We look forward to you joining our online event.