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An exciting £1.7million project starting October 2014 will tranform the visitor experience at Eltham Palace. Renovations and improvements include a brand new visitor centre, shop and café in the former glasshouses, five new rooms unveiled to the public for the first time, including a luxury bomb shelter and billiard room housed in the basement, and a brand new multimedia tour to help visitors and families guide themselves around the house.
These renovations will bring alive the glamorous atmosphere of the 1930s and give adults and families more to see and do inside, including games and opportunities for dressing up. During this time there will be building works and scaffolding at Eltham Palace, ready for the launch of the new facilities in spring 2015.
Find out more about the renovations
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.
- The brand new outdoor play area with an 'around the world' theme
- The elegant Art Deco entrance hall
- The family lemur's sleeping quarters
- Virginia Courtauld's indulgent gold-plated bathroom
Events At Eltham Palace and Gardens
Art Deco Fair
Sat 16 & Sun 17 May 2015
Surround yourself with art deco decadence and sample the splendour of the thrilling thirties at our darling fair.