Eltham Palace and Gardens

Eltham Palace and Gardens Art Deco meets Medieval and Tudor with gardens full of wonderful surprises Immerse yourself in 1930s Art Deco decadence at Eltham Palace, one of the most enchanting visitor attractions in London.
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Built by the wealthy Courtauld family next to the remains of Eltham Palace, childhood home of Henry VIII, it’s among the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in England. The stunning entrance hall, marvellous panelled dining room, luxurious bathroom, and the magnificent medieval Great Hall, are just some of the highlights. And with its beautiful gardens, and plenty of places for a picnic, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Full of wonderful surprises, Eltham Palace is the perfect choice for a great day out in South London. *HOUSE RULES* This page is designed as a place to discuss Eltham Palace and English Heritage news, products and days out. We love hearing the ideas and opinions of our social community, and encourage you to leave comments, photos, videos and links ('content') here on our page. However, in the interests of our whole community, by using this site you accept our 'house rules' and agree that any content posted by you on our page will follow these rules. Content posted on our page must not: - be threatening, violent, attacking or harassing towards other users - contain or promote discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical conditions - be defamatory of any other person - constitute trolling, repeat off-topic discussions or repeatedly contain similar comments - be obscene, offensive or inflammatory - constitute unlawful activity, or be deemed to support unlawful activity - disclose the name, address, telephone, mobile or fax number, email address or any other personal data in respect of any individual - contain links to files which contain malicious software - infringe any copyright, database right, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any other person - impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person - advertise any products or personal projects which are unrelated to the discussion or the work of English Heritage If we consider that any of our house rules have been broken, we will take any action we feel is appropriate, including deleting content. We support Facebook's community standards, and ask that you do, too: www.facebook.com/communitystandards. If you have any questions about the house rules, the work of English Heritage, membership or queries that need a more in-depth answer, our Customer Services team would be happy to help. Please email us at [email protected].

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Seasons greetings to you all, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! 🎄🎁❄️🌟➡️ http://bi...
25/12/2020

Seasons greetings to you all, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! 🎄🎁❄️🌟

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This Christmas, enjoy a fun festive day out as you take part in our Christmas Adventure Quest. 🎄  Book your visit ➡️ htt...
23/12/2020

This Christmas, enjoy a fun festive day out as you take part in our Christmas Adventure Quest. 🎄

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/3nLSc4B

Looking for fun activities to keep the kids entertained? 🎄Create some festive cheer and have a go at our angel garland g...
18/12/2020
How To Make A Paper Angel Christmas Garland

Looking for fun activities to keep the kids entertained? 🎄

Create some festive cheer and have a go at our angel garland guide ➡️ https://eht.social/2J11oTI

It's hard to imagine Christmas today without crackers, gifts and a tree. Yet, at the start of the 19th century, Christmas was barely celebrated. It wasn't un...

Eltham Palace's gardeners have been working hard to make 12 festive wreaths for display, and we've dotted them around th...
17/12/2020

Eltham Palace's gardeners have been working hard to make 12 festive wreaths for display, and we've dotted them around the gardens for visitors to find. Can you spot them all? 🎄🕵️

Each wreath includes an exotic creature to reflect the exciting places the Courtauld's travelled to. 🦜

The tradition of decorating with festive wreaths goes back a long way. Find out more! ➡️ https://eht.social/3nuIcMZ

ℹ️ We're open!From today we're operating in Tier 4 and some parts of your visit might be different or restricted. Please...
16/12/2020

ℹ️ We're open!

From today we're operating in Tier 4 and some parts of your visit might be different or restricted. Please see our website for more information and to book tickets ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Do you have a favourite spot in the Palace or gardens? Tell us in the comments! 😍Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2...
11/12/2020

Do you have a favourite spot in the Palace or gardens? Tell us in the comments! 😍

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

We're open! 🙌From today we're operating in Tier 2 and some parts of your visit might be different or restricted. Please ...
02/12/2020

We're open! 🙌

From today we're operating in Tier 2 and some parts of your visit might be different or restricted. Please see our website for more information and book tickets ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

ℹ️ We'll be open during November for pre-booked local visits only. We're asking everyone to follow the latest government...
06/11/2020

ℹ️ We'll be open during November for pre-booked local visits only. We're asking everyone to follow the latest government advice on essential journeys. Our website has details on how to book and how we're keeping you safe ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

31/10/2020

Happy Halloween from Eltham Palace! 🎃

Did you know that records of witches stretch as far back as Ancient Greece and Rome? But how did they become to be seen as evil and someone to be feared? 🧹

Find out in our latest History in a Nutshell video ➡️ https://eht.social/3oTfwhY

30/10/2020
Eltham Palace and Gardens

The evenings are getting darker and there is a slight chill in the air! 🍂

⌚️Please note that from 2nd November we will be open Sat - Sun 10am until 4pm for our winter opening hours.

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Art Deco meets Medieval and Tudor with gardens full of wonderful surprises

Look at this atmospheric shot captured by our visitor, Chris! 📷We love misty mornings at Eltham Palace. What's your favo...
30/10/2020

Look at this atmospheric shot captured by our visitor, Chris! 📷

We love misty mornings at Eltham Palace. What's your favourite time of day to visit? 🕑

Book your visit now ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

29/10/2020

Do you have a favourite part of our gardens that you like to wander in? 🍁

These wonderful photos were taken by Lisa - thanks for sharing with us! Remember to share your photos in the comments. 📸

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28/10/2020

Look at these beautiful photos shared by Mary Ann on Twitter! 😍

We love seeing snaps from your visits. Remember to share yours in the comments section below! 📸

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Hands up who will be coming to our Ghost Tours this week? ✋ We can't wait to see you!Remember to wrap up warm and bring ...
27/10/2020

Hands up who will be coming to our Ghost Tours this week? ✋ We can't wait to see you!

Remember to wrap up warm and bring a torch – things are going to get dark…

Read our FAQs ➡️ https://eht.social/3myobV7

Bored with the drizzly weather?Escape the rain and take the kids on an adventure. Wander around our splendid 1930s Art D...
27/10/2020

Bored with the drizzly weather?

Escape the rain and take the kids on an adventure. Wander around our splendid 1930s Art Deco mansion and magnificent medieval great hall this half term.

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Looking for some Monday Motivation?Here is a beautiful photo of our spacious gardens showing off their autumnal hues 🍂Ho...
26/10/2020

Looking for some Monday Motivation?

Here is a beautiful photo of our spacious gardens showing off their autumnal hues 🍂

How about booking a visit? ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Have you ever visited our nearby site Ranger's House in Blackheath?Take a look at our new page where we interview Tessa,...
23/10/2020

Have you ever visited our nearby site Ranger's House in Blackheath?

Take a look at our new page where we interview Tessa, our Collections Curator, and find out about some of the fascinating objects in the house's collection ➡️ https://eht.social/31A9MPQ

Book a visit to Ranger's House here ➡️ https://eht.social/3dQgx5b

Who is looking forward to half term? We definitely are!✋Enjoy a fun day out with your little explorers in our spacious g...
23/10/2020

Who is looking forward to half term? We definitely are!✋

Enjoy a fun day out with your little explorers in our spacious grounds and splendid 1930s mansion complete with a play area inspired by the Courtauld's exciting world travels.

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Are you looking for something to do this half term? 👪Explore spacious gardens, discover a 1930s lavish mansion and let o...
21/10/2020

Are you looking for something to do this half term? 👪

Explore spacious gardens, discover a 1930s lavish mansion and let off steam in our fun play area inspired by the Courtauld's travels.

Book now ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Feeling chilly?By the mid-1930s Britain had one of the most advanced systems of electricity supply in the world - and th...
20/10/2020

Feeling chilly?

By the mid-1930s Britain had one of the most advanced systems of electricity supply in the world - and the Courtaulds who lived here took full advantage. They even had centrally heated chambers for their beloved pet lemur!

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We're delighted to announce that we have safely re-opened our playground area! 🙌Did you know that it's inspired by the C...
16/10/2020

We're delighted to announce that we have safely re-opened our playground area! 🙌

Did you know that it's inspired by the Courtauld's travels? ✈️

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Take a look at this stunning photo sent in by one of our visitors, Paul Minister! 😍We love seeing snaps from your visits...
16/10/2020

Take a look at this stunning photo sent in by one of our visitors, Paul Minister! 😍

We love seeing snaps from your visits. Remember to share them with us in the comments below 👪

📷 Photo credits: Paul Minister

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Make the most of the weekend with a visit to our unique mix of a medieval and Tudor palace combined with a 1930s million...
15/10/2020

Make the most of the weekend with a visit to our unique mix of a medieval and Tudor palace combined with a 1930s millionaire's mansion.

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Looking for some Wednesday Wisdom? Did you know that first recorded in the Domesday book, Eltham estate was presented to...
14/10/2020

Looking for some Wednesday Wisdom? Did you know that first recorded in the Domesday book, Eltham estate was presented to King Edward II in 1305?

Quite a nice present, we think! 🎁

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After centuries of neglect, Eltham was leased to Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933 who turned it into in a masterpi...
13/10/2020

After centuries of neglect, Eltham was leased to Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933 who turned it into in a masterpiece of 20th-Century design.

Book your visit and take a wander around their 1930s splendour ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Who is your favourite person to visit Eltham Palace with? Tag them in the comments! 👪Thanks to our visitor Lucy for shar...
10/10/2020

Who is your favourite person to visit Eltham Palace with? Tag them in the comments! 👪

Thanks to our visitor Lucy for sharing this cute snap with us 📷

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On this day, 9th October 1967, Sir Stephen Lewis Courtauld, First World War hero and Financial Director of Ealing Studio...
08/10/2020

On this day, 9th October 1967, Sir Stephen Lewis Courtauld, First World War hero and Financial Director of Ealing Studios, finally succumbed to chronic illness in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.
To visit Eltham Palace, his London home, please pre-book a ticket using the link below.➡️
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Looking for something to do this October? 🍂From getting crafty at home to finding a warming recipe in our new cookbook, ...
06/10/2020

Looking for something to do this October? 🍂

From getting crafty at home to finding a warming recipe in our new cookbook, English Heritage have got you covered! 🍁

Find out more in our blog post ➡️ https://bit.ly/34xOUcX

05/10/2020
Purcell's 'O Solitude'

On Sunday we hosted a live streamed performance by The English Concert of Purcell's 'O Solitude' in the Great Hall of Eltham Palace. It was a fantastic setting for such a wonderful piece of music.
If you would like to visit, please pre-book a ticket using the link below.
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What's your favourite thing about autumn? 🍂We love the red and gold autumnal hues all over the gardens 😍Book your visit ...
30/09/2020

What's your favourite thing about autumn? 🍂

We love the red and gold autumnal hues all over the gardens 😍

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Are you visiting us this Sunday?Don't forget you can enjoy a lovely musical treat between 12pm - 3pm with our Lazy Sunda...
25/09/2020

Are you visiting us this Sunday?

Don't forget you can enjoy a lovely musical treat between 12pm - 3pm with our Lazy Sunday Music! 🎵🎵

Find out more and book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/34WGsG3

Take shelter from the weather with a wander around our stunning Art Deco mansion. Did you know that the entrance hall wa...
23/09/2020

Take shelter from the weather with a wander around our stunning Art Deco mansion.

Did you know that the entrance hall was designed by Swedish designer Rolf Engströmer? Look out for the figures of a Viking standing opposite a Roman soldier, set against background scenes from Italy and Scandinavia.

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Happy Autumn Equinox! 🍂Do you have a favourite photo of Eltham Palace in the autumn? 📷 Make sure you share it with us in...
22/09/2020

Happy Autumn Equinox! 🍂

Do you have a favourite photo of Eltham Palace in the autumn? 📷 Make sure you share it with us in the comments! 😍

Don't forget to book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

On this day, the 21st September 1327 the death of King Edward II of England was announced. He had been a prisoner in Ber...
20/09/2020

On this day, the 21st September 1327 the death of King Edward II of England was announced. He had been a prisoner in Berkeley Castle after being deposed by his Queen, Isabella and most history books suggest he came to a grizzly end.
In 1305 Bishop Bek of Durham gave Edward, then the young Prince of Wales, the moated manor house at Eltham. This building was to become one of the most important royal palaces for around three hundred years.
When you walk around the gardens today you can still see the walls that Isabella had strengthened and the moat that surrounded them.
To book your ticket to visit the house and grounds please click the link below.
https://bit.ly/2FLNAL6

Did you know that by the early 14th century Eltham had become one of the largest and most frequented royal residences in...
17/09/2020

Did you know that by the early 14th century Eltham had become one of the largest and most frequented royal residences in the country?

Find out more about our fascinating history ➡️ https://eht.social/2R8NJwJ

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Immerse yourself in 1930s Art Deco decadence at Eltham Palace, one of the most enchanting visitor attractions in London. Built by the wealthy Courtauld family next to the remains of Eltham Palace, childhood home of Henry VIII, it’s among the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in England. The stunning entrance hall, marvellous panelled dining room, luxurious bathroom, and the magnificent medieval Great Hall, are just some of the highlights. And with its beautiful gardens, and plenty of places for a picnic, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Full of wonderful surprises, Eltham Palace is the perfect choice for a great day out in South London.


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Wooohooo Christmas at Eltham hehe
Autumn Reflections at Eltham Palace
Had a lovely walk around the garden Sat and had a tea and chat, very peaceful Looking forward to booking again when the house opens
Stair oculus Eltham Palace.
Paramedic Chris children's books are based upon real life emergency calls I have attended as part of my work as voluntary chaplain to the ambulance service. Episode one is based upon a hoax call and episode two is based upon a call to an elderly patient suffering from loneliness. Episode three is out in January based upon bullying.
Beautiful historic place! reference art deco! often used in movies and tv series! beautiful garden! a unique place to visit absolutely
Something cool in the drawing room....
Delightful Day last bank holiday monday
We painted these here today and hid around the grounds
Brilliant day spent at Eltham Palace. Buildings, art, grounds, excellent 😊
Paramedic Chris page, feel free to like and share: https://www.facebook.com/Paramedic-Chris-805427429642048/
Such a beautiful wedding!