UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES
Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.
Parking charges apply to non-members. Parking free for members. A large car park is signposted just off Court Road with plenty of spaces for cars and disabled visitors - please use Sat Nav postcode SE9 5NP to help direct you straight to the car park.
Please note that during our Enchanted events, parking on site is for Blue Badge holders only. Please pre-book by contacting the site directly on 020 8294 2548. If you leave a voicemail someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Enjoy a tasty lunch or quick afternoon treat in our café located in the new visitor centre at Eltham Palace. With views out to the outdoor play area, stay warm with a cuppa while the children let off steam.
No dogs allowed, although assistance dogs welcome.
Range of special events throughout the year - please see the Events page for details.
19 acres of gardens feature both 20th century and medieval elements. These include a rock garden sloping down to the moat, a medieval bridge and a stunning herbaceous border. Garden highlights include spring bulbs and the wisteria cascading over the classical pergola in summer.
Due to temporary building improvement works, we regret to inform you that our accessible toilet and baby-changing facilities will be unavailable between the 22 March and 10 April. The toilets at the main entrance will be open as usual.
Range of activities for families - please see the Events page for details.
Under 7's can pick up a free stamping activity to take around with them at Eltham Palace, finding out all about the Courtauld's pets and travel. There is also a range of fun quizzes and games on the free multi media guide when you pick the Family Tour.
English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.
If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.
Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.