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Future Programme

Future Programme
Future Programme ©

In 2016, Royal Collection Trust announced a major investment in a series of projects at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Windsor Castle that would transform the experience of visiting these royal residences. 

Collectively known as Future Programme, the projects delivered significant improvements to the way visitors are welcomed on arrival, created new Learning Centres and visitor facilities, opened up new spaces and renewed displays of works of art from the Royal Collection.

Work began in 2017 and was completed in 2020. Both Palaces remained open to visitors throughout the developments.

Find out more about the improvements made to Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse below.

HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020

Windsor Castle

Find out more about completed works

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Find out more about completed works

Keep up to date with developments and read about the history of the Palaces


Since the 11th century, successive kings and queens have made their mark on the fabric of Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Discover how the Palaces have developed, through gothic transformations, baroque refurbishments and Victorian modernisations, in these timelines.