Eltham Palace and Gardens

Eltham Palace and Gardens
Court Yard, Off Court Road, London, SE9 5QE
  • Telephone 020 8294 2548
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  • Website www.english-heritage.org.uk
Photo of Eltham Palace and Gardens
English Heritage: Eltham Palace and Gardens

Credit: English Heritage

Eltham is a unique combination between a medieval palace and a 1930s millionaire’s mansion.

Between the 14th and 16th centuries Eltham was a royal residence. After years of neglect it was leased to Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933, who built a stylish house that incorporated the great hall originally built for Edward IV 500 years ago. Visit Art Deco rooms to see how the glamorous Courtauld's lived, including the map room for planning foreign excursions and a replica walk-in wardrobe. Multimedia guides are available and you can choose from an adult tour, family tour, and BSL and audio-described versions.

The palace is surrounded by 19 acres of gardens including a rock garden sloping down to the moat, a medieval bridge and a sunken rose garden. There is also a visitor centre, a gift shop, a cafe and an outdoor play area with an 'around the world theme'.

Eltham Palace and Gardens is half a mile from Mottingham railway station and there is a large car park signposted just off Court Road.

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Easter Adventure Quest

Join us for a cracking adventure quest at Eltham Palace this Easter holiday. Hunt for clues in the gardens, track down the Easter eggs and get rewarded with a tasty chocolate treat.

Sat 23 Mar

£2 plus admission / 020 8294 2548

Sun 24 Mar

£2 plus admission / 020 8294 2548

Mon 25 Mar

£2 plus admission / 020 8294 2548

…and 20 more dates until 14 Apr

Fleurs de Villes

Experience Eltham Palace like you’ve never seen it before!

Sat 13 Jul

020 8294 2548

Sun 14 Jul

020 8294 2548

Mon 15 Jul

020 8294 2548

…and 6 more dates until 21 Jul

Half Term History Makers

Join characters from the past for heritage-inspired hijinks and hands-on shenanigans at Eltham Palace this half term.

Sat 15 Feb 2025

020 8294 2548

Sun 16 Feb 2025

020 8294 2548

Mon 17 Feb 2025

020 8294 2548

…and 6 more dates until 23 Feb 2025

Halloween Half Term

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Eltham Palace this Halloween half term. Follow the quest to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories.

Sat 26 Oct

020 8294 2548

Sun 27 Oct

020 8294 2548

Mon 28 Oct

020 8294 2548

…and 6 more dates until 3 Nov

Kids Rule!

Join us in the grounds of Eltham Palace for hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun.

Sat 25 May

020 8294 2548

Sun 26 May

020 8294 2548

Mon 27 May

020 8294 2548

…and 6 more dates until 2 Jun

Legendary Joust

Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four legendary knights compete for honour and glory in the Grand Medieval Joust. See lances shatter, feel the thunder of hooves and hear the roar of the crowd as reputations are won and lost.

Sat 14 Sep

£21.50 (£19.20; Children £13.10) / 020 8294 2548

Sun 15 Sep

£21.50 (£19.20; Children £13.10) / 020 8294 2548

Medieval Season

Join us at Eltham Palace every day of the summer holidays to learn what life was like in medieval times. From storytelling to have-a-go archery, there's something for children of all ages during Medieval Season. Activities will change week to week so please check our Facebook page for more details.

Sat 20 Jul

020 8294 2548

Sun 21 Jul

020 8294 2548

Mon 22 Jul

020 8294 2548

…and 41 more dates until 1 Sep