Resources for Families
We have a number of resources – images and videos – that will tell you more about the Palace. You can enjoy them at home and use them as preparation to make your visit to Otford even more enjoyable.
- A short video produced by Barbara Derby and narrated by Rod Shelton shows the Palace as it was in Tudor Times
- A walk around Otford Palace: Part I: Introduction | Part II: The approach | Part III: Palace Field | Part IV: The North-West Tower | Part V: The Moated Manor | Part VI: Recent History
- A set of drone images taken in August 2018 show the buildings of the North Range as they are today.
- A video sequence of the Palace from the air
- 3D model of the interior of the North-West Tower (This model can be manipulated using your mouse. Remember that you are looking at the interior of the Tower!)
And a series of short videos telling stories about the Palace and the objects in the Heritage Collection:
A Young person’s reminiscence is an imaginary account of William Carter and how he became Head Groom at the Palace of Otford in 1520.
Otford Palace 1926-2026 is, as its title implies, an essay on the recent history of the Palace and a look into the future.
Make your own model of the Palace. A model of the North Range to cut out and assemble
The Heritage Village of Otford has 44 listed buildings, many dating from Tudor times. Find out more about Otford here.
And beyond Otford Palace itself, you might like to explore:
Your Visitor’s Companion to the Houses, Castles and Manors of the Sixteenth Century. Guides, a blog, YouTube channel and more!
Simon Thurley’s encyclopedia of British Royal Palaces and royal builders. It lists around 150 places in Britain that were royal houses at one time or another from the Saxons to the present day. This website is continually being updated as new evidence comes to light and new entries are being added all the time.