New Starters: Your Jacobean starter kit will be waiting for you when you arrive with everything you need to get started, including your 24″ or 18″ slate frame.

Returning Students: All documents needed for your next module can be found below. Don’t forget to bring your slate frame, or alternatively, you can purchase one from us.

Venue Address

Hampton Court Palace,
Apartment 7a,
East Molesey,

The easiest way to plan your journey is using Transport For London’s journey planner.

Watch our Instagram Reel, opening the doors to RSN Hampton Court Palace.


Arrival time for new starters at reception: 9.45am .

Please come to Hampton Court Palace Reception as we collect all new Jacobean starters together at 9.45am and escort you into the Palace. Arrive promptly to ensure you have time to complete Palace Security procedures.

You can download a map to Reception here.

Note: If you already have a security pass and know the location of your classroom, you can access the classroom from 9.30am.

Tuition Timing

The teaching day at Hampton Court is:

Arrival time for new starters at reception: 9.45am .

Start time: 10.00am

Finish time: 4.00pm.


If you are attending your first class (Jacobean Crewelwork) at Hampton Court – ONLY,  you will receive an email regarding your joining instructions. This will trigger your security clearance process through Hampton Court Palace (HCP).  HCP Security Vetting Service will email you within 5-7 working days, with instructions of how you proceed with your security access (see process details below).  If do not receive an email from HCP’s Vetting Service please email the RSN Education Team.


Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning. It is recommended to have a break and stretch your legs, and we advise students not to work through their lunch breaks. You can either bring your own lunch or buy it from any of the Palace cafes, but please be aware that they can get quite busy at lunchtime! There is a tea room for students to use.

No food or drink is permitted in the classrooms.

Essential Information and Course Documents

Please download all of these documents ready for the start of your class. 

All the information that you need to join the Certificate & Diploma course at Hampton Court Palace are in the documents below:

You may also wish to bring

A general sewing kit including scissors, a notebook, tape measure and small ruler is always useful but not essential.

If you require a light or magnifier, please bring this with you or alternatively these will be available with a refundable deposit.

Assessment Process

Our assessment process is carried out on finalisation of each of your embroidery techniques. This is done three times a year during the Easter, Summer and Christmas breaks. Completed pieces of work must be submitted with all associated paperwork including stitch plans, tonal drawings, design source, original photographs and any other relevant paperwork you feel will help the Assessor understand your choices. Please keep these documents safe in your student folder throughout your tuition and your piece must be clearly named including the paperwork.

Note: Failure to include all relevant paperwork could result in loss of marks and possible postponement to the next Assessment slot.

If you are a new student then you can also sign up to one of our open days.

If you have any questions please contact the Education Team:
E: [email protected] T: 0203 166 6928