Our Charity

Founded in 2016 under the auspices of the 12th Duke of Marlborough, the Blenheim Palace Heritage Foundation looks to safeguard the future of our World Heritage Site for centuries to come.

The magnificent Palace (now over 300 years old) and its extensive collections are in constant need of attention, as are the surrounding landscaped Parkland and Formal Gardens. As a privately-owned Estate we receive very little external funding, so it is only through the generosity of our visitors that we are able to undertake vital restoration and conservation projects.

See the difference your money makes during your visit. We have recently carried out a restoration project on The Palace's North Steps in the Great Court, find out more here.

Our Charity
Our Charity

How can you help?

All proceeds from admission are reinvested straight back into caring for our historic Estate. You can now choose to make your Palace, Park and Gardens admission fee a donation to our charity, and as a thank you we offer to convert your donation vouchers into free Annual Passes.

If you are eligible, we ask that you kindly agree to Gift Aid your donation when you come to claim your Annual Pass, which makes your money go even further. The process costs you nothing but allows us to claim money back from the government on the tax that you have already paid. This means that for every £1 you donate, we receive an extra £0.25, allowing us to invest even more in the upkeep of the Palace, its contents and surrounding Estate.

To find out more about our Annual Pass scheme and all of the benefits involved, click the button below.

Annual Pass

Our latest restoration projects: see where your money goes

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