Eltham Palace - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace is a large house in Eltham.

It is an unoccupied royal residence and owned by the Crown Estate, although open the public through English Heritage which restored the building in 1999 and opened it to the public.

It has been said the internally Art Deco house is a "masterpiece of modern design".

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Eltham Palace,
Court Yard,

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to Eltham Palace

The nearest station is Eltham which is 0.5 miles away.

Eltham Palace - Latest News

Eltham Palace fills its gardens with winter lights
Eltham Palace fills its gardens with winter lights

The moat and gardens around a medieval castle in southeast London has become a multicoloured world of enchanted lights for the winter months.

Winter lights displays for 2021
Winter lights displays for 2021

Away from the high streets with their Christmas lights, there are the large parks that fill their gardens and trees with winter lighting displays.

Eltham Palace gardens reopening to the public next month
Eltham Palace gardens reopening to the public next month

The slow return to some semblance of normality continues with the partial reopening of Eltham Palace in south-east London next month

Museum Meals: Eltham Palace
Museum Meals: Eltham Palace

When visiting a posh home/old castle combo, it seems fitting to dine locally, in their back garden greenhouse.

Visit – Eltham Palace
Visit – Eltham Palace

Down in suburban South-East London is a building that managed to blend Medieval palace, art-deco design and a castle-like moat into one perfect home – this is Eltham Palace.

Wartime bunker under Eltham Palace to be restored
Wartime bunker under Eltham Palace to be restored

As part of a range of upgrades just announced for the art-deco Eltham Palace, the WW2 bunker underneath the building is to be restored to its wartime appearance.


Recent exhibitions

After-dark opening of the Palace grounds with the park illuminated with lanterns.
Enchanted Eltham
An enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as the gardens at Eltham Palace are transformed into an illuminated world.
Eltham Palace's Tulip Festival
Admire the gardens as they are brightened by the impressive 20,000 tulips planted throughout the gardens.

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