Historic Royal Palaces (@HRP_palaces )

Historic Royal Palaces

Bio We are the charity who love and look after Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, @TowerOfLondon, the Banqueting House, Kew Palace, and @HillsCastle.
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TweetDeck : We’ll be rolling out the barrel on Monday 🍷

We’re excited to be welcoming the company of HMS Albion to take part in the return of a historic tradition we last marked in 2019: the Ceremony of the Constable’s Dues!

Find out more here 👉 bit.ly/tol-constables…

Twitter Web App : in 1087, William the Conqueror died in Normandy.

After famously defeating Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William established himself as King of England, and had the imposing White Tower built to defend and assert his royal power 👑 (1/3)

Twitter Web App : Thankfully, the Tower itself escaped the flames, with the authorities acting quickly to pull down surrounding buildings to create a firebreak.

They had good reason to hurry: at the time the Tower was being used to store hundreds of tonnes of gunpowder! 💥 (3/3)

TweetDeck : The start of September means harvest time in the Walled Garden!

Our busy team have picked the first apples, pears and plums of the season, which are now bagged and ready for sale on our garden cart 🍎🍐

TweetDeck : in 1835, the Tower Menagerie opened to the public one last time before closing for good. Founded in the early 1200s to keep wild animals gifted to monarchs, some of the Menagerie’s exotic inhabitants were eventually moved to ZSL London Zoo 🦁

👉 bit.ly/tol-menagerie

Twitter Web App : What’s growing on in the Kitchen Garden? 🌱

It’s harvest time at ! 300 years ago the garden supplied produce for the court. Today it supplies produce for our veg stall 🥦🥕🥬

Gardener Ichiho Garbutt explores in our latest blog 👉 bit.ly/kitchengarden-…

TweetDeck : Calling all young time travellers! From today Tower visitors can explore our fortress in a whole new way, with our new family audio tour 🎧

Uncover hidden stories, and meet everyone from Anne Boleyn to an African elephant who once called the Tower home 👉 bit.ly/tol-audioguide

Twitter Web App : The most powerful part of this exhibition has been seeing how relate history and heritage to now. By adding in modern day reflections on mental health it creates a connection from the past into the present, impacting the future. Thanks for having me HRP!

Twitter Web App : One of my favourite parts of working on this project has been just how carefully considered the community aspect has been. The men were treated with (rightly so!) the utmost respect & dignity in sharing their stories. Their lived experience was and is treated as precious.

Twitter Web App : On the top floor a number of the public loaned objects that held significance to their mental health. I loaned HRP these giant keys that belonged to my late mother. As a young person experiencing difficulties they transported me to magical worlds where my struggles didn’t exist.