Eltham Palace and Gardens

Eltham Palace and Gardens

Once a medieval palace, Eltham Palace is now one of the finest Art Deco mansions open to the public. It is a unique marriage between a medieval and Tudor palace and a 1930s millionaire’s mansion. From the 14th to the 16th century it was an important royal palace, where monarchs often stayed and hunted in the surrounding parks. Henry VIII passed much of his boyhood at Eltham, and was the last monarch to spend substantial amounts of money or time there. After centuries of neglect, Eltham was leased to Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933, who built an up-to-the-minute house that incorporated the Great Hall. The result was a masterpiece of 20th-century design.

Date/Time: Wednesday, 7th September 2022 at 11:30

Location: Eltham Palace, Court Yard, Eltham, London, SE9 5QE

Price: £21 per person (retiree and guest £42) if you are NOT members of English Heritage
£6.50 per person (retiree and guest £13) for members of English Heritage

Event Organiser: Derrick Daines

English Heritage assumed responsibility for the Great Hall in 1984, and in 1995 took over the management of the entire site. Since then it has been systematically restoring the principal interiors of the 20th-century house to their appearance in the time of the Courtaulds, and the gardens to conserve surviving features from the Courtauld era and maintain the integrity of a 1930s garden.

Our visit will include a 90-minute guided tour of the house with the first tour beginning at midday.
You will have plenty of time to explore the gardens surrounding the palace and during your visit you may wish to visit the excellent café where they serve refreshments and lunch.

NOTE: If you have limited mobility, please speak to Derrick before booking your place on this visit. Also, if you are an English Heritage member, please bring your membership cards with you.

Booking and payment options available for this event are:

  • Book online using the form below and pay online when requested
  • Book online using the form below and post a cheque to the event organiser
  • Post a paper booking form to the event organiser and pay online when requested
  • Post a paper booking form with your cheque to the event organiser

For Online Payment the Event Organiser will send you an email with instructions, our bank details and the payment reference to use (after receipt of your booking). Payment is required within 72 hours of this email being sent.

Confirmation of your booking plus further information about this event will be sent to you via email.

Alternatively, if you do not use email and/or prefer to receive tickets and information by post, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope (which should be a minimum size of DL).

Event Booking

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Eltham Palace 2022

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