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10 things to do this Half Term at Blenheim Palace

10 things to do this Half Term at Blenheim Palace

Keep everyone entertained this Half Term with our list of fun, crowd-pleasing activities!

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Winston Churchill: life and death

Winston Churchill: life and death

Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim and returned often during his long life for parties, to paint, to spend time with friends, and he also chose to propose to his wife within the Palace grounds.

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A Palace fit for an Emperor: epic new movie, Napoleon, filmed at our Palace

A Palace fit for an Emperor: epic new movie, Napoleon, filmed at our Palace

You will once again be able to spot Blenheim Palace on the big screen in the action-packed film, Napoleon, due for release on Wednesday 22nd November 2023

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We have been crowned winner at the Blue Badge Access Awards for Accessibility 2023

We have been crowned winner at the Blue Badge Access Awards for Accessibility 2023

We are proud to announce that we have won an Accessibility Award at the Blue Badge Awards 2023, for Best Venue in a Historical Building.

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Our pioneering returnable cups scheme back for good after successful trial

Our pioneering returnable cups scheme back for good after successful trial

Following our pilot programme last year, we have expanded our reusable cup initiative to encompass the entire Estate.

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International Women's Day | The First Duchess

International Women's Day | The First Duchess

We recently celebrated International Women’s Day – a day where we come together to celebrate the lives of women before us and the women around us.

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Five wellness walks around Blenheim Estate

Five wellness walks around Blenheim Estate

Counteract the winter blues with the natural mood-lifting antidote of a walk in the parkland.

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A Dachshund Day Out at Blenheim Palace

A Dachshund Day Out at Blenheim Palace

Find out why Blenheim Palace makes the perfect promenade for any pooch...

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Five Secrets of Blenheim Palace Revealed

Five Secrets of Blenheim Palace Revealed

With over 300 years of history, Blenheim Palace is home to many a secret. Social Media Apprentice Ella King has taken a trip into the archives to reveal all...

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The Importance of Blenheim Palace for Capability Brown

The Importance of Blenheim Palace for Capability Brown

Read about how Lancelot 'Capability' Brown redesigned the entire 2,000 acres of Gardens and Parkland.

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Five things you may not know about the Willis Organ

Five things you may not know about the Willis Organ

Ever wondered why we have an organ in the Long Library? Where did it come from? And how long has it been there? Amelia Robinson, Social Media Apprentice, reveals all…

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Five activities for families this summer at Blenheim Palace

Five activities for families this summer at Blenheim Palace

There is something to do for everyone at Blenheim Palace.

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Halfway to our 10-Goal Target at Blenheim

Halfway to our 10-Goal Target at Blenheim

In 2017, we announced 10 goals to deliver over the next 10 years. 2022 marks the halfway point in our journey so we’re taking a look at what we’ve achieved so far, and what’s still to come…

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We've launched a £50,000 Bursary for Local Projects and Charities

We've launched a £50,000 Bursary for Local Projects and Charities

Funding will be available to local charities and projects within a 20-mile radius of Blenheim.

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Our new Adventure Play will be a ‘Game-Changer’ for us at Blenheim

Our new Adventure Play will be a ‘Game-Changer’ for us at Blenheim

We are set to unveil the biggest family-themed attraction in our history later this year, with the opening of our brand-new Adventure Play experience.

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We are on Track to Achieve ‘Revolutionary’ 10-Goal Target

We are on Track to Achieve ‘Revolutionary’ 10-Goal Target

We are on track to achieve a hugely ambitious set of 10 goals which affect every aspect of our Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Historic Orangery to Undergo £2m Conservation

Historic Orangery to Undergo £2m Conservation

We are embarking on a ground-breaking £2m conservation project - the first of its kind at a Grade 1 Listed World Heritage Site – in an effort to combat the effects of climate change.

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We are among the UK's Greenest Attractions

We are among the UK's Greenest Attractions

We have retained our Gold Award from Green Tourism, making us one of the UK’s ‘greenest’ tourist attractions.

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We're on Track to Train 100 Apprentices

We're on Track to Train 100 Apprentices

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (7th-13th February) at Blenheim we're on track to achieve our goal of training 100 apprentices within 10 years.

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We are launching a new Podcast Series

We are launching a new Podcast Series

We are launching an exciting series of podcasts on Spotify.
Hosted by the Palace’s social historian, Antonia Keaney, guests include TV presenter Sue Perkins and broadcaster Hugo Vickers.

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Chess Champions Crowned at Palace

Chess Champions Crowned at Palace

The country’s brightest young chess players took part in the 26th Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge at the Palace at the weekend.

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Award-winning photographer goes Behind the Lens at Blenheim Palace

Award-winning photographer goes Behind the Lens at Blenheim Palace

Award-winning photographer Pete Seaward is giving our visitors the chance to go behind the lens as part of a new exhibition.

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We won a Silver Award for Accessibility and Inclusivity

We won a Silver Award for Accessibility and Inclusivity

We received a silver award for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism at the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence.

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Our ‘Impressive’ education programme receives Sandford Award

Our ‘Impressive’ education programme receives Sandford Award

We have received the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education for the ninth consecutive time.

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Blenheim Sponsor Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Award

Blenheim Sponsor Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Award

Together with Pye Homes, we are sponsoring the Special Recognition category at next year’s Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Award run by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).

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