|Headquarters||Hampton Court Palace|
|England and Northern Ireland|
|Rupert Gavin (Chairman)|
John Barnes (CEO)
Lucy Worsley (Chief curator)
Tracy Borman (Chief curator)
|Board of trustees|
|£92.2 million (2014–15)|
Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that manages some of the United Kingdom's unoccupied royal palaces.
Historic Royal Palaces was originally set up in 1989 as an executive agency of the Department of the Environment. In 1998 it became an independent charity, which is contracted by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to manage the palaces on behalf of 'The King in Right of Crown'. It receives no funding from the Government or the Crown, depending on the support of visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors. More than 4 million people visited the palaces in the 2014–15 financial year.
Occupied royal palaces, such as Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, are maintained by the Royal Household Property Section, and some are open to the public.
The organisation is jointly curated by Lucy Worsley and Tracy Borman.
The current Chief Executive is John Barnes, who has been in place since 2017.
In 2023, the University of Manchester partnered with Historic Royal Palaces to carry out a research on the British monarchy's link to slavery with full access to the Royal Archives and the Royal Collection. The study is expected to be completed by 2026.