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Royal School of Needlework

About

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is the international centre of excellence for the art of hand embroidery. Founded in 1872, the RSN is celebrating its 150th anniversary, with the last 35 years based at Hampton Court Palace.

Although not usually accessible to visitors, the RSN is integral to the palace and therefore opens its doors for special events throughout the year.

The RSN’s exhibitions will open your eyes to the stunning world of hand embroidery, displaying pieces from its historical archive and collection through to contemporary work created by its current students and graduates.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car:

The palace is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads. From the M25 take either exit 10 on to the A307 or exit 12 on to the A308. From the A3 and then the A309.  

 

Car Parking

Limited parking is available. During our busy periods it is advisable to consider other means of travel.  

 

Accessible parking

There are 9 disabled parking bays available on site. Parking on site is free for Blue Badge holders.  

 

On-site

£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with cash or card.

Public Transport Directions

By Train:

South West Trains run services direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court. The journey takes only 35 minutes and the palace is a 2-minute walk across the bridge from the station. Hampton Court station is in zone 6. Oyster cards are accepted on this route.  

 

By Bus:

From Kingston - 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, 513 From Richmond - R68* *These services accept Oyster cards, LT cards, bus passes, Travelcards, Freedom Passes and Saver Tickets.  

 

By Minibus/coach:

Drop-off and collection points: - Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance). - Hampton Court Station Coach Park (200 metres from entrance).  

 

By River boat:

From Richmond or Kingston with Turk Launches (April - mid September) and from Westminster with Westminster Passenger Cruises (April - September).  

 

On-site

£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with cash or card.  

 

Nearby

Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance) - £1.50 per hour Hampton Court Train Station (200 metres from entrance) - For information about prices, please visit the National Rail website.  

 

Accessible by Public Transport.

Royal School of Needlework

Type:Arts & Crafts Event

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU

Tel: 020 3166 6507

Opening Times

Season (1 June 2022 - 1 Mar 2023)

* Open various dates from June 2022 - March 2023

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