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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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.

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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

ℹ️Book tickets for this weekend (19-20th) and enjoy our stunning falconry displays.The Falconry displays will take place...
16/09/2020

ℹ️Book tickets for this weekend (19-20th) and enjoy our stunning falconry displays.

The Falconry displays will take place on the grass adjacent to the Turning Circle at 11am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm. Each session will be approximately 30 minutes. Our static display will be open between presentations with a one-way viewing system in place. 🦅

Book now ➡️ https://eht.social/3gRPMNG

Are you visiting us this weekend? If you've booked between 12pm - 3pm, don't miss our Lazy Sunday Music for a musical tr...
11/09/2020

Are you visiting us this weekend? If you've booked between 12pm - 3pm, don't miss our Lazy Sunday Music for a musical treat to accompany your afternoon. 🎶

Included in standard admission. Booking Essential. Find out more ➡️ https://eht.social/34WGsG3

Looking for a unique day out with your friends and family? We've got you covered!✔️ Glamorous Art Deco interiors to admi...
09/09/2020

Looking for a unique day out with your friends and family? We've got you covered!

✔️ Glamorous Art Deco interiors to admire
✔️ Medieval Great Hall to discover
✔️ 19 acres of glorious gardens
✔️ Delicious takeaway refreshments

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

Have you booked tickets for our Ghost Tours this Halloween? 👻Join our performer as they guide you on a bone-chilling jou...
08/09/2020

Have you booked tickets for our Ghost Tours this Halloween? 👻

Join our performer as they guide you on a bone-chilling journey through the past!

Book now ➡️ https://eht.social/3bFxG08

Join us for a fun day out in the open air as you learn about the centuries-old pursuit of Falconry!Gaze skywards as beau...
04/09/2020

Join us for a fun day out in the open air as you learn about the centuries-old pursuit of Falconry!

Gaze skywards as beautiful birds swoop high above the majestic Eltham Palace in our short presentations.

19-20 Sep 2020. Included in standard admission. Booking essential. Find out more ➡️ https://eht.social/3gRPMNG

We could look at photos of Eltham Palace all day...😍Just like this beautiful photo taken by Zoe 📷Book your visit to expl...
03/09/2020

We could look at photos of Eltham Palace all day...😍

Just like this beautiful photo taken by Zoe 📷

Book your visit to explore our magnificent Palace and grounds ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Did you know that on selected Sundays throughout September we will be running our Lazy Sunday Music series? 🎻Enjoy your ...
02/09/2020

Did you know that on selected Sundays throughout September we will be running our Lazy Sunday Music series? 🎻

Enjoy your very own theme tune to your day out this summer as your afternoon is accompanied by a musical treat each week. 🎵☀️

Included in standard admission. Pre-booking essential. Find out more ➡️ https://eht.social/34WGsG3

Looking forward to the long weekend? 🙌Enjoy a family day out in our glorious gardens and step inside our striking Art De...
28/08/2020

Looking forward to the long weekend? 🙌

Enjoy a family day out in our glorious gardens and step inside our striking Art Deco mansion. Don't forget to join in our Summer Explorer Quest trail! 🗺️

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

Happy World Photo Day! 📷To celebrate here are a selection of our favourite snaps of Eltham Palace. Do you have a favouri...
19/08/2020

Happy World Photo Day! 📷

To celebrate here are a selection of our favourite snaps of Eltham Palace. Do you have a favourite? Tell us in the comments below! 😍

Did you know that we're taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme this August?That means that EVERY Monday to Wednes...
17/08/2020

Did you know that we're taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme this August?

That means that EVERY Monday to Wednesday you'll get 50% off our delicious takeaway meals and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks up to a maximum of £10 per person at our cafe 😋 Sounds like a tasty deal to us!

Find out more 👉 https://eht.social/38HaayH

Who is enjoying the hot weather that we've been having recently? ☀️Don't forget we're taking part in the Eat Out to Help...
10/08/2020

Who is enjoying the hot weather that we've been having recently? ☀️

Don't forget we're taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. EVERY Monday to Wednesday get 50% off meals and our refreshing non-alcoholic drinks (up to a maximum of £10 per person) to top up your energy with at our cafe 😋

Find out more 👉 https://bit.ly/2ANVr8k

Did you know that our Art Deco Mansion and Great Hall have now reopened? 🏡Enjoy a wander around our striking Art Deco ar...
04/08/2020

Did you know that our Art Deco Mansion and Great Hall have now reopened? 🏡

Enjoy a wander around our striking Art Deco architecture and find out all about the lavish lifestyle of the Courtaulds who lived here. 👪

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

We're taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme this August. EVERY Monday to Wednesday get 50% off meals and non-alc...
03/08/2020

We're taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme this August. EVERY Monday to Wednesday get 50% off meals and non-alcoholic drinks up to a maximum of £10 per person at our cafe 😋

Find out more 👉 https://eht.social/2YerDJO

01/08/2020

We're delighted to announce that our nearby English Heritage site Ranger's House in Blackheath is reopening today! 🎉

The site team there have been working hard to welcome you all back safely. 👪 Take a look at the conservation work they have completed of their 287-year-old lead planter and the re-installation of the gallery bay window all ready for reopening.🏡

If you'd like to make a visit, book now ➡️ https://bit.ly/33ptY9d

We think this photo sent in by Dr Michellie on Twitter perfectly sums up our Friday feeling! 🎉Who is excited to visit us...
24/07/2020

We think this photo sent in by Dr Michellie on Twitter perfectly sums up our Friday feeling! 🎉

Who is excited to visit us this weekend? There are still a few tickets left, book yours now ➡️ https://eht.social/2zyGLJP

Look at this stunning photo taken by Caroline on her visit to us! 😍 The Palace looks beautiful against the bright blue s...
24/07/2020

Look at this stunning photo taken by Caroline on her visit to us! 😍 The Palace looks beautiful against the bright blue sky ☀️

Where is your picture-perfect spot to take photos in the grounds? Let us know in the comments! 📷

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

We love to see our visitors enjoying a day out with us! 👪Here is a lovely photo captured by Sarah. Don't forget to share...
23/07/2020

We love to see our visitors enjoying a day out with us! 👪

Here is a lovely photo captured by Sarah. Don't forget to share your fun snaps with us in the comments 📷

Have you booked your visit yet? ➡️ https://eht.social/2zyGLJP

We've loved welcoming all of our visitors back. It's been great to see you all enjoying our wonderful gardens again! 🌷We...
20/07/2020

We've loved welcoming all of our visitors back. It's been great to see you all enjoying our wonderful gardens again! 🌷

We're delighted to announce that we will be able to safely reopen the ground floor and Medieval Great Hall of this stunning Art Deco Mansion from 1 August. 🎉

🏡🌸 House and gardens tickets for August are now available ➡️https://eht.social/2zyGLJP.

🌼 Meanwhile, the gardens only are open to visit for the rest of July ➡️ https://eht.social/2zyGLJP

Don't forget to check our FAQs before you visit. Some things may be a little different to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2YerDJO

We're Good to Go! ✔️We're delighted to announce that we've been awarded Visit Britain's green tick showing that we've pu...
17/07/2020

We're Good to Go! ✔️

We're delighted to announce that we've been awarded Visit Britain's green tick showing that we've put in place clear processes following Government and public health guidance to ensure that your visit to Eltham Palace is as safe as it is rewarding.

Book your visit 👉 https://eht.social/2zyGLJP

Take a look at this beautiful Six-Spot Burnet moth spotted by one of our visitors, Sam, at the weekend! 👀What's the most...
14/07/2020

Take a look at this beautiful Six-Spot Burnet moth spotted by one of our visitors, Sam, at the weekend! 👀

What's the most exciting thing you've ever seen in our gardens? 🦋🔎

If you'd like to explore our grounds, book your ticket now ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Are you visiting us today? We can't wait to see you! 👀Take a look at this lovely shot by our visitor Sage! 📸 Don't forge...
13/07/2020

Are you visiting us today? We can't wait to see you! 👀

Take a look at this lovely shot by our visitor Sage! 📸 Don't forget to share your photos with us too, we love to see them 😍

If you'd like to visit us, remember you'll need to book ➡️https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? ☀️From 18 July, join our Summer Quest and take your family on...
10/07/2020

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? ☀️

From 18 July, join our Summer Quest and take your family on a fun adventure with a historical twist. 📝

Follow the trail through our glorious gardens and track down the clues to claim your adventurer's certificate. 🗺️🌲

Free with standard admission. Download your trail map here ➡️ https://eht.social/3gIhpJk

09/07/2020

Did you know that we have over 19 acres of award-winning historic gardens for you to explore? 🌳🌷

Here are some great snaps of the grounds taken by one of our visitors, Roswen. Don't forget to share yours with us in the comments below 📸

If you'd like to visit, you'll need to book tickets. You can find out more here ➡️ http://bit.ly/2YtTPat

Look at this great snap shared by our visitor, Vicky! ☀️We love seeing photos of your visits. Don't forget to share them...
07/07/2020

Look at this great snap shared by our visitor, Vicky! ☀️

We love seeing photos of your visits. Don't forget to share them in the comments below 📷

If you'd like to visit us, remember you'll need to book a ticket in advance ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

05/07/2020

We've had a wonderful weekend welcoming you all back! 🥳

Take a look at these great snaps from Adam and Mike.📸 Don't forget to share photos from your visits in the comments below, we'd love to see them!😍

Hands up whose visiting this week 🙌 tickets are selling fast so if you'd like to visit, book now ➡️ http://bit.ly/2YtTPat

We're delighted to be reopening today 🎉 We've been working hard to welcome you back safely!If you're joining us, please ...
04/07/2020

We're delighted to be reopening today 🎉 We've been working hard to welcome you back safely!

If you're joining us, please share your pictures in the comments below. We'd love to see everyone enjoying Eltham Palace once again! 📷

Our tickets are selling out fast so if you'd like to join us soon, book now ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

26/06/2020

It's just over a week until we reopen our gardens and we can't wait to welcome you all back 🥳

Here's a little montage of snaps taken by our site team to keep you going until then! 🌳🌷🌞

Book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3doh6Bj

To ensure our visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit, some things may be a little different. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2YtTPat

23/06/2020

We can't wait to welcome you back to our glorious gardens from 4th July! Hands up who has booked their tickets already 🙌

In the meantime, here are a few snaps of the grounds in the sunshine that we wanted to share with you! 🌳☀️

Remember you'll need to book in advance if you would like to join us. You can book here: https://bit.ly/3doh6Bj

We're so excited to be able to welcome you all back on 4th July! 🎉Hands up who has already booked their tickets? 👐 We ca...
16/06/2020

We're so excited to be able to welcome you all back on 4th July! 🎉

Hands up who has already booked their tickets? 👐 We can't wait to see you enjoying our grounds again!

Remember you'll need to book your tickets in advance, so if you want to join us book here ➡️ https://eht.social/2zyGLJP

We'll be reopening our grounds on 4th July and can't wait to welcome you back! 🙌🎟️ You'll need to book tickets in advanc...
15/06/2020

We'll be reopening our grounds on 4th July and can't wait to welcome you back! 🙌

🎟️ You'll need to book tickets in advance: https://eht.social/2zyGLJP

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 You'll only be able to visit if you've pre-booked and you'll need to arrive during your time slot. Some things may also be a little different when you arrive, to make sure your visit is safe and enjoyable: http://bit.ly/2YtTPat

Looking for some lunchtime reading? Take a break and discover how the Courtaulds lavished attention on their much-indulg...
08/04/2020
Mah-Jongg, the Eltham Palace Lemur

Looking for some lunchtime reading?

Take a break and discover how the Courtaulds lavished attention on their much-indulged ring-tailed lemur , Mah-Jongg, in the 1930s. ➡️ https://eht.social/338Mu3n

How Stephen and Virginia Courtauld, owners of Eltham Palace in south London, lavished attention – and interior designers – on their much-indulged ring-tailed lemur in the 1930s.

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

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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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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!
I was wondering if you could tell me how much tickets are and how it works if you're disabled and need carers to help you around the site? Also how much is wheelchair accessible or is it in the lower parts of the garden? Thank you.
What a wonderful place! Visited with my best friend on Thursday and enjoyed the house and gardens immensely. A fantastic audio guide, knowledgeable volunteers and a satisfying lunch all served to make the day a memorable one. I cannot recommend this enchanting venue highly enough.