Welcome to the Royal School of Needlework The International Centre
of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery
Keeping the art of hand embroidery alive
We offer hand embroidery courses for all levels; conservation, restoration and repair of antique embroideries or creation of new commissions in our Embroidery Studio; tours to see some of our needlework Collection and more.
Christmas gifts galore online and in our shop. We are open 1pm - 4.15pm, 7 days a week on the East Front of Hampton Court Palace. Come and visit, browse and buy! (Free access through the Palace gardens)
Our Class Gift Vouchers make the perfect present! Call +44(0)20 3166 6938 to buy your vouchers
Inspired by the Garden exhibition. Pre-booking essential. More details
We have an annual Day Class programme here at Hampton Court Palace (and on set dates in Exeter, Bristol, Rugby and Glasgow in San Francisco and Williamsburg, Virginia, USA ). We teach our Certificate and Diploma course at Hampton Court Palace in Bristol, Rugby, Durham and Glasgow and internationally in San Francisco, Williamsburg and in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka in Japan. We also offer a BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery validated by UCA (University for the Creative Arts), the only hand embroidery degree in Europe.