The Palace Vaults

Beneath the palace are vaults with fun, interactive exhibitions especially for younger visitors.

  • The Musicians Vault – find out about the music and instruments of the 1500s. 
  • The Painter's Vault – how rare pigments were shipped in from all over the world to create gorgeous paints and dyes.
  • The Carvers Vault – all about the tools and techniques used to create the Stirling Heads and the stone carvings around the palace.
  • The Tailor's Vault – fine fabrics, gold thread, gems and scented pomanders to ward off bad smells, all the secrets of a royal wardrobe.
  • The Jester's Vault – jokes and japes fit for kings and queens

The vaults also house the Access Gallery which allows those with mobility problems to find out about inaccessible parts of the castle.

Accessed from the Outer Close