Behind the Scenes Tours for Visitors

April 23 2024 | Castle

Important Update

– To ensure the best possible experience, the Boleyn Apartment launch is moving to 26 June.
– As certain rooms in the Castle will be closed, Behind the Scenes Tours are continuing until 2 June for general day visitors. These tours will be available to Groups and B&B Guests until 25 June.
– Two pieces from Hever’s collection are now on loan to the National Portrait Gallery – learn more.

The Boleyn Apartment

Hever Castle will unveil the newly re-interpreted apartment on the first floor of the Castle on Wednesday 26 June. It will be the only known surviving suite of rooms in the world that the Boleyn family definitely occupied.

While the works are taking place from 7 February – 2 June 2024 visitors can pay £3 (first come first served, bookable on the day at the Castle entrance) to take part in a behind the scenes tour.

The daily tours, lasting around 30 minutes, will allow visitors to see works going on in the closed rooms from the Library to the Queens’ Chamber.

Visitors do not need to purchase Castle tickets to undertake the tour but should they wish to further explore the Castle they will need a castle ticket or upgrade at the castle entrance.

Visitors taking the special tour can find out more about the re-interpretation and see rooms which are closed to Castle visitors take shape.

The re-interpretation will also see items from Hever Castle’s permanent collection relocated, such as Anne Boleyn’s Books of Hours which will be on display in another room.