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About Historic Royal Palaces Image Library

Welcome to our new website, home to an inspiring and unique collection of contemporary and archive images of some of the greatest palaces ever built. Our collection includes buildings, gardens, works of art, fashion, ceremony, people, architectural drawings, the Crown Jewels and much, much more.

We have recently started to digitise our collection to ensure its long term preservation and to make our images more easily accessible. Many images are not online yet so if you can't find what you're looking for, please get in touch. Our knowledgeable and friendly researchers can give you access to the many thousands of off-line images and help you find your perfect picture.

We will be uploading new images every month so please come back and visit us again.

Contact us at: images@hrp.org.uk or call on: +44 (0)20 3166 6633

About Historic Royal Palaces

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.

Our aim is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

Although the palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, we receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors.

To find out more about the palaces and the work that we do, visit www.hrp.org.uk.