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Author: Lisa Vernon, Uncover Manager, Historic Royal Palaces
Learning is woven into everything we do. Our ambition is for everyone to discover our palaces and their stories and to transform their relationship with history. We offer a pioneering Learning & Engagement programme that delivers exciting content, activities and events to families, schools and adults on-site, off-site and online.
Historic Royal Palaces looks after six extraordinary Palaces: The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Hillsborough Castle Northern Ireland, Kew Palace, Banqueting House Whitehall and Kensington Palace. Our cause is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
Adult Learning at Historic Royal Palaces
The Uncover team takes an audience focussed approach in order to create high quality, distinctive programmes that attract new audiences and delight existing ones. The ticketed programme includes lectures, debates and guided tours as well as experiences such as NIGHTWATCHERS and Peoples’ Revolt that immerse the audience in the stories of our Palaces. Events such as Drawn at the Tower offer arts activities in the atmospheric setting of the Tower of London and historic concerts like Baroque to Rock tell stories through music. Study days on topics as diverse as Richard III or women in armour engage learners for a longer period of time and our SPAB Master classes enable us to offer in depth learning opportunities to professionals and specialists.
"I was totally engrossed” (NIGHTWATCHERS)
"Unique way of exploring a London Palace I walk past every day" (Drawn at the Tower)
"It was a very useful and interesting course, brilliantly delivered. I will be able to use the skills and knowledge to repair gauged brickwork as it should be done." (SPAB Study Day)
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We are able to reach a much wider audience through the Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOC) with Universities of Glasgow and Reading and with the ‘How we used to talk about …' podcast series. This tackles often controversial issues in the history of those who have resided in our Palaces.
"Best Class EVER! I am so very sad to see it end. I can't wait to see what your team puts together next - it will surely be as outstanding as this class was!” (FutureLearn MOOC)
Uncover developed ‘Build your own discovery’ to engage the local adult community and overcome financial, physical, intellectual, social or cultural barriers to visiting the palaces. We offer training days and network meetings to support group leaders and adult tutors to encourage creative use of our palaces for learning activities and offer discount entry for individuals to visit again independently. Sensory Palaces is part of our health and wellbeing programme for people living with dementia and their carers. The programme engages audiences through a unique combination of senses, spaces and stories at Hampton Court Palace and Kew Palace.
"very inspiring and informative. So welcoming and well-led. So proud to be working in partnership with you." (Build Your Own Discovery)
"...when you’re talking to people, you start remembering words because they’re talking back to you, they’re asking you questions... and it helps you.” (Sensory Palaces)
"I was expecting a more serious, highbrow, dry debate but instead it was injected with personality, humour, personal experiences and insight. I found it inspiring and a new way to look at the architecture and the characters that lived in the palace." (Lecture)
We are committed to Historic Royal Palaces being a ‘Dementia Friendly’ heritage venue and we are writing a guide to Dementia Friendly Heritage in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Society, Heritage Lottery Fund and members of HRP led Dementia Friendly Heritage Group.
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Lisa Vernon, Uncover Manager, Historic Royal Palaces
For more information contact: Lisa Vernon, Uncover Manager: Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org