Group Visits and Group Tours
Blenheim Palace extends a warm welcome to Group visitors...
The information below is designed to help with the organisation and planning of your group visit. If you require any further information or you would like to book your group visit please contact the Group Sales Executive on +44 (0) 1993 815 600.
Tours of the Palace
Guided tours of the State Rooms, which house one of the finest collections in Europe, run frequently in English throughout the day and are included in the ticket price. They run daily except for Sundays and Bank Holidays when a free flow system operates. Private tours and language tours are available at an additional charge; these must be pre-booked.
LENGTH OF TOUR: 35 MINUTES
Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story
Fans of Downton Abbey will love the fascinating visitor experience led by Grace Ridley, ladies maid to the 1st Duchess of Marlborough, who reveals what life was like at the Palace over the past 300 years, from the servants perspective. Read more...
LENGTH OF TOUR: 35 MINUTES
The experience is accessed via a set of stairs to the first floor of the Palace and therefore unfortunately is not accessible for wheelchairs. A short film of the experience is available at ground level opposite the Indoor Cinema.
The Churchill Exhibition
This permanent exhibition situated around the room in which Sir Winston Churchill was born in 1874, displays personal letters, paintings and mementoes from the life of the ‘Greatest Briton’. He is buried nearby at St Martin’s Church in Bladon.
Themed Tours for Groups 2013
Blenheim Palace offers a variety of Themed Tours for groups revealing the rich history of the Palace and its gardens. Read more...
Tours Available in 2013
The Ladies of Blenheim Palace
A fascinating and entertaining look at the ladies of the Marlborough/Churchill family usually overlooked in favour of the men...
Lights, Camera, Action
Blenheim Palace has played host to many film & TV crews over the years and the talk explains what actually happens at the Palace when Hollywood descends and also looks at how TV documentaries are made.
The Military Marlboroughs
This talk concentrates on the famous hero of the Battle of Blenheim, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough and his victories during the War of the Spanish Succession...
A Walk in the Past - The Park and Gardens at Blenheim Palace
This historical garden tour will take you out and about around the Palace grounds. The tour will concentrate on the way the Park and Formal Gardens have changed over time...
Creating an Architectural Masterpiece
A controversial style of architecture when Blenheim Palace was built. A talk from the stone mason to the architect to the people who actually built the Palace...
Odd men and necessary women
This talk provides an insight into the colourful life and work of those who have served at Blenheim Palace...
Running a Great Estate
This talk will give a glimpse into the life and work at Britain's Greatest Palace. Behind the scenes there is a small army of people all of whom help run, restore, preserve and maintain the Palace.
WWII - Evacuees & Espionage
The Marlborough family, Estate staff and the Palace itself played a full and energetic part in the war effort. This talk and tour tells the story of how the Palace prepared for the worst...
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill
The private resources of Blenheim Palace are drawn upon to afford very new and refreshing insights into this remarkable man.
Restoration and Conservation - the on-going battle for Blenheim
This talk looks at some of the large and small restoration projects that have been undertaken over the years; at present projects and the tasks ahead...
WWI - Tales from the Trenches
The First World War was a time of immense change and sacrifice and this talk will show how the people who lived and worked at Blenheim Palace played their part to the full...
Christmas - past and present at Blenheim Palace
This talk looks at how Christmas has been celebrated over the years and how the present staff transform the Palace each November into a Christmas feast for the eyes...
In order to help us to ensure that your visit to Blenheim Palace goes as smoothly as possible, we would like to request that you pre-book your visit. Contact: Cathy Penry, Group Sales Executive
Tel: 01993 815600
Fax: 01993 810580
Upon arrival, tour leaders should go to the Flagstaff information point to arrange payment and collect tickets. A single payment is necessary for an entire group to qualify for group rates. Cheques should be made out to ‘Blenheim Visitors’. Major credit cards and debit cards are accepted. Tour and Coach Operators wishing to set up a voucher system with us should contact the Group Sales Executive in advance.
Groups may book their dedicated guide (English or foreign language speakers) in advance through the Group Sales Executive. Max 30 people per guide. Additional charges apply.
Exclusive private guided tours of either the State Rooms or ‘Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story’, are available before 10.30am or after 4.45pm. Prices on application. Minimum numbers apply.
Groups Constitute a minimum of 15 paying visitors.
Children under 5 years are admitted free of charge.
Tour Leaders, Blue Badge Guides and coach drivers have complimentary admission to the Palace, Park and Gardens.