Explore for free with your community group

Join our Community Access Scheme

Join our Community Access Scheme

Updated 10 July. In line with government guidance, we're pleased to announce the Tower of London is now open Wednesday - Sunday. We hope to see you soon. Please read our visit information

When

SUSPENDED


Booking information

Places are limited and in high demand. 

Please email learning.info@hrp.org.uk to book in advance.


Free (advance booking required)

Email to book a place

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

In light of recent events and the current closure of Historic Royal Palaces' sites, the Community Access Scheme has been suspended and the Group Leader Training Days have been cancelled. This web page will be updated as soon as we have any information about when the scheme will re-open.

What is the Community Access Scheme?

The Community Access Scheme (CAS) offers free entry and practical advice and support for exploring the Tower to adult community groups and education providers based locally to the Tower of London.

Who is it for?

Groups within Tower Hamlets, City of London and Southwark, especially those who would not normally visit the palace or see it as a place of interest for them.

What does the scheme offer participating groups?

  • Free group access to the Tower for one year. You will be given an entry card upon joining the scheme and you can then visit as many times as you wish. 
  • A compulsory Group Leader Training Day designed to train group leaders and adult learning tutors to lead visits for their groups to the palace.
  • Support from our Communities Team to help groups engage with the palace's stories, collections and historic spaces.
  • Discounted entry tickets for group members who return to the Tower with a friend.

How can I get involved?

Group leaders must book a place on a Group Leader Training Day to discover more about the programme and get useful tips on what to do when bringing groups to the Tower of London.

Resource guide for the Community Access Scheme

This guide helps community group leaders and adult learning tutors to independently visit the Tower of London and engage their groups with the Tower’s unique stories and spaces.

Download the resource guide
Visitors in the Piggot Gallery
Tours and talks

Explore Kensington Palace for free with your local community or adult learning group.

Suspended

Kensington Palace

10:00-16:00

Free (advance booking required)

Tours and talks

A health and wellbeing programme for people living with dementia and their carers at Kew Palace.

Cancelled

Kew Palace

Free (advance booking required)

A man talks to a member of staff in a gallery at Hampton Court Palace
Tours and talks

A health and wellbeing programme at Hampton Court Palace for people living with dementia and their carers.

Cancelled

Hampton Court Palace

Free (advance booking required)