Group visits to Eltham Palace and Gardens

Once a favoured medieval palace and then royal Tudor residence, Eltham Palace was transformed into a striking art deco mansion by millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. Your groups can see how they incorporated historic features of the ancient palace and enter into their fashionable world by exploring their eccentric ultra-modern 1930s home, set in 19 acres of award-winning gardens.

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Group Discount

We offer a 15% discount (10% for Stonehenge) for groups of 11 or more paying visitors when payment is made in a single transaction.
Per group you also receive:

  • free entry for one tour leader
  • free entry for one coach driver

The tour leader, coach driver and any English Heritage members do not count towards the group totals.

Booking information

Trade admission prices:

Please refer to our Trade Admission Prices & Site Opening Times brochure for pricing and opening times information at our top sites for groups.

Making a booking:

Contact information for making your group booking can be found in the Visit & Contact Information section below. Please include the property name and date of visit in the subject line of your email.

We will require the following information to check availability and book you in.

  • Group name
  • Name of property
  • Tour reference/booking reference (if applicable)
  • Date and time of arrival
  • Number of visitors

Payment method:

Payment can be made on arrival by:

  • cash,
  • credit/debit card,
  • cheque; made payable to The English Heritage Trust.
  • Agency Voucher Scheme (AVS)*

*Agency Voucher Scheme account holders can redeem their company voucher on arrival and be invoiced after their visits. Subject to eligibility, contact us to find out more.

Visit & Contact information

  • Coach parking:Coaches can drop off next to the visitor centre before being advised where to park.
  • Catering: The bright and airy glasshouse cafe serves hot and cold locally-sourced food including light lunches, afternoon teas and cakes. There is seating inside and outside, but seats can't be reserved. Groups are advised to contact the site in advance for further details.
  • Orientation map: Download a copy of our Eltham Palace orientation map to help with your planning.
  • Average length of visit: 3 hours

Address:Court Yard, Eltham, Greenwich, London, SE9 5QE

Email: eltham.palace@english-heritage.org.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 8294 2548

Guided tours

Make your group visit extra special by adding a guided tour.

Guided tours must be booked in advance and are always subject to availability.

Guided Tour of House

Visit this magnificent Art Deco Mansion, set in a medieval palace setting. The tour will take you around the house, showing off the stunning interiors and furnishing, reflecting the high fashion of 1930s. We will also be visiting the medieval Great Hall, the childhood home of Henry VIII.

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Minimum-maximum pax: 11 - 25 pax.
  • Advance booking required: Yes, a minimum of 30 days notice is required
  • Price: Price available on enquiry.

Garden Tour

Visit a truly outstanding period garden, matching the Art Deco Mansion with an exclusive tour by the Head Gardener. Boasting a medieval bridge and a moat, this 19-acre garden is beautiful in each season.

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Minimum-maximum pax: 11 - 25 pax.
  • Advance booking required: Yes, a minimum of 30 days notice is required
  • Price: Price available on enquiry.

Aerial fam trip

Take flight and explore the once favoured medieval palace and then Tudor royal residence. Eltham Palace was transformed by eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. Discover the Courtauld’s extravagant lifestyle as you explore their stylish home which incorporates original medieval features into an otherwise ultra-modern 1930s design.

Group Travel Support

Further support and useful resources available to group travel organisers can be found on our dedicated Group Visits webpages.

For educational groups, please visit our School Visits webpages.

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