Explore the highs of court entertainment or the drama-filled execution of Charles I

Explore the highs of court entertainment or the drama-filled execution of Charles I

Updated 12 June. As a result of the Coronavirus global pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to close Banqueting House until March 2021. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. Please read our statement

We offer

  • Immersive learning sessions
  • Programmes designed with teachers
  • Closely aligned with National Curriculum
  • Accredited learning
  • CPD and networking opportunities
  • Free entry for under-16s school groups

Plan and book a school visit

All the planning, practical and booking information you need for your school trip to the Banqueting House.

Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

School sessions

Our curriculum-based Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 sessions are led by expert presenters who bring historic characters to life. 

Learning resources

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

Teachers listen to a costumed historic interpreter as part of a site familiarisation during a continuing professional development day at the Tower of London.

CPD and Training

Build your knowledge and skills with our professional development sessions for teachers and educators.

Teacher Network

We design our schools programmes in collaboration with teachers. There are many opportunities to take part in our Teacher Network. Join Us.

Children over looking the Tower wall


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

Safety and Security

As with many public venues Historic Royal Palaces uses a range security measures to help minimise the possibility of terrorist, or other criminal activity taking place, and these measures also include procedures to deal with incidents should they actually happen. 

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

Five brilliant history resources for home schooling

Discover curriculum-linked history resources for all Key Stages that will keep your kids learning about the Tudors, Victorians and more while you're staying home together.