Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court
East Molesey
Surrey
KT8 9AU
England

Website

www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace

E-mail

General enquiries

hamptoncourt@hrp.org.uk

Group visit enquiries

groupsandtraveltrade@hrp.org.uk

Corporate events enquiries

events@hrp.org.uk

Media enquiries

press@hrp.org.uk

Telephone

Information line

0844 482 7777

Booking line

0844 482 7799

Membership

0844 482 7788

Events booking

0844 482 7795

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Hampton Court Palace's stunning Tudor facade
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Hampton Court Palace was home to some of England's most famous kings and queens from Henry VIII (1509-47), its first royal resident, to George II (1727-60), its last.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Castle or defences

Opening hours

Palace and Maze: 28 March - 30 October 2010 (summer)
Monday - Sunday
Open: 10:00
Close: 18:00
Last ticket sold: 17:00
Last entry into the maze: 17:15

Palace and Maze: 31 October 2010 - 26 March 2011 (winter)
Monday - Sunday
Open: 10:00
Close: 16:30
Last ticket sold: 15:30
Last entry into the maze: 15:45

Hampton Court Palace and the Formal Gardens are closed 24-26 December each year.

The Informal Gardens are closed 25 December each year.

Admission charges

Adults: £15.40
Students (with ID) and senior citizens (60+): £12.65
Children under 16: £7.70
Children under 5: Free
Family ticket: £41.80 (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

*Ticket price includes a voluntary donation. Your donation will help us raise £1m for the conservation and repair of the Tijou Screen in the Privy Garden. Prices with voluntary donation apply only to tickets bought at the palace or by telephone.

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Additional info

Hampton Court Palace is an historic building and, therefore, has uneven surfaces. However, all areas are accessible and there are less bumpy routes through most of the courtyards. Our comprehensive Access Guide is available by post or from our website: www.hrp.org.uk

With 500 years worth of history to explore, Hampton Court Palace has been divided into a series of historical routes which help to explain how the palace was used when it was occupied by the monarch:

Henry VIII's State Apartments
The Tudor Kitchens
The Wolsey Rooms
The King's Apartments of William III
The Queen's State Apartments
The Georgian Rooms

There are also two exhibitions: the 'Introductory Exhibition' about the history of the building, and the 'Gardens Exhibition' about the development of the gardens.

Collection details

Architecture, Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Hampton Court Palace is home to many important paintings and works of art from the Royal Collection.
  • Displays include the 16th-century tapestry series, the 'Story of Abraham', the 'Windsor Beauties', a series of Restoration portraits by Sir Peter Lely and 'The Triumphs of Caesar' by Andrea Mantegna.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
photograph of the chocolate kitchen at hampton court palace

The Royal Chocolate Kitchen

  • 14 February 2014 — 14 February 2015 *on now

Hampton Court Palace has opened the doors to the Royal Chocolate Kitchen for the first time in 300 years. The Kitchen, where chocolate was made for the Georgian kings, was recently rediscovered, with many of the original fittings preserved and is a new part of Hampton Court’s ‘below stairs’ story. Explore the chocolate kitchen and store room, and find out about cooking for the King!
If you’re a dab hand in the Kitchen yourself, why not witness first-hand the elaborate process of making chocolate worthy of the King, at one of our live chocolate making demonstrations. Chocolate making demonstrations will take place on 1 and 2 March and 5 and 6 April.
Included as part of the normal Hampton Court Palace entrance ticket. For more information please visit our website, www.hrp.org.uk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal Admission Charges Apply.

Website

http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

  • 8 — 13 July 2014

At RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014 there’ll be ideas on how you can grow your own, enjoy healthy outdoor living and much, much more. With something for everyone, join us for a day of homegrown fun the whole family can get stuck into.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/shows

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - To catch a king

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 joint sessions with The National Archives - During this session students are in role as adivsors to Lady Latimer - better known by her name at birth - Kateryn Parr. Henry VIII has proposed marriage. Should Kateryn accept?
am: Pupils will study National Archive documents that give clues to the King's character.
Schools to arrange transport between sites
pm: At Hampton Court Palace they will meet and put their questions to Kateryn Parr herself.
Students will investigate the palace to discover what would be in store for her as Queen, before in teams trying to persuade Kateryn either for or against the King's proposal.
Note: In previous years a boat trip between Kingston Pier and Hamp

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

A level - Henry VIII and the Church in England

http://www.hrp.org.uk/learninganddiscovery/2007-8sessions.aspx

What was the driving force behind the Reformation?
AQA Unit 2 HIS2B
Edexcel Unit 2 Option A1
OCR Unit F961 Option A
OCR Unit F966 Option A
Covering all the relevant areas of the OCR, AQA and Edexcel A-level specifications, each session includes an in-depth tour of Hampton Court Palace and involves analysing the palace buildings and other relevant sources.

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How to obtain

To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

A level - Henry VIII and the structure of government

http://www.hrp.org.uk/learninganddiscovery/2010-11sessions.aspx

The rise and fall of Cardinal Wolsey
AQA Unit 1 HIS1B
Edexcel Unit 2 Option A1
OCR Unit F961 Option A
Covering all the relevant areas of the OCR, AQA and Edexcel A-level specifications, each session includes an in-depth tour of Hampton Court Palace and involves analysing the palace buildings and other relevant sources.

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

A level - Mid-Tudor crisis

http://www.hrp.org.uk/learninganddiscovery/2007-8sessions.aspx

Crisis in the reigns of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I
Crisis in the reigns of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I
AQA Unit 3 HIS3B
Edexcel Unit 3 Option A1
OCR History A Unit F961 Option A
OCR History A Unit F963 Option A
OCR History A Unit F965g
OCR History B Unit F981
OCR History B Unit F983
Covering all the relevant areas of the OCR, AQA and Edexcel A-level specifications, each session includes an in-depth tour of Hampton Court Palace and involves analysing the palace buildings and other relevant sources.

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

A level - 'Mid-Tudor Crisis' study days with The National Archives

http://www.hrp.org.uk/learninganddiscovery/2010-11sessions.aspx

These study days allow students to develop the historical skills needed for source investigation and document paper studies.
At the National Archives students investigate original documents that uncover the real state of the Nation during the reign of Mary I and debate whether or not the country was truly in crisis.
At Hampton Court Palace those arguments are put to the ultimate test as students take on the role of Mary's councillors and get to put their questions and concerns to Mary I in person!
Duration:
10.30 - 12.30 (The National Archives)
13.30 - 15.30 (Hampton Court Palace)
Available dates (academic year 2010-11):
November: 12, 24
December: 3
January: 13, 20, 27
February: 3, 10,

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How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

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News and Information from the Historic Royal Palaces Education Service.

English as a foreign language - Henry VIII's Apartments

http://www.hrp.org.uk/learninganddiscovery/EFL/ESL_studentsHamptonCourt.aspx

Designed exclusively for students of EFL/ESL, tours are given in English by a costumed presenter and incorporate many EFL guidelines.
Students will learn about the purpose of the building and discover some of the most famous stories this ancient royal palace has to offer!

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Family trail - Henry's dinners: The Tudor Kitchens

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/Henry's%20Dinners%20-%20Tudor%20Kitchens.pdf

Packed with fun quizzes, activities, facts and illustrations, our free family trails for different age groups are the perfect way to explore Hampton Court Palace as a family. When you've completed one, bring it back for a prize!

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How to obtain

Download the PDF or pick up a hard copy at the palace's Information Centre after you have purchased your tickets.

Family trail - William's classics: The Baroque Palace

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/William's%20Classics%20-%20Baroque%20palace.pdf

Packed with fun quizzes, activities, facts and illustrations, our free family trails for different age groups are the perfect way to explore Hampton Court Palace as a family. When you've completed one, bring it back for a prize!
How did the Greeks and Romans influence Hampton Court? Find out in this family trail.

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How to obtain

Download the PDF or pick up a hard copy at the palace's Information Centre after you have purchased your tickets.

Hampton Court Palace 1509-1838 Factsheet

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/HamptonCourtTimeline.pdf

A colourful quick-reference guide to significant moments and events in the palace's history from 1509-1838.

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How to obtain

Available as a free PDF download from the HRP website.

Henry VIII and his wives at Hampton Court: KS2 Teachers' Guide

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/Henry%20VIII%20HCP2.pdf

Pupil and teacher notes for self-guided school visits at Key Stage 2. A downloadable resource aimed at teachers integrating a visit to the palace into KS2 History Unit 7, 'Why did Henry VIII marry six times?'

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How to obtain

Download the free 16-page PDF pack from the HRP website.

Henry VIII and the Church in England

http://89.151.104.52/Resources/HenryVIII_and_the_church_in_England_3.pdf

The sources in this booklet examine the different driving forces behind the Reformation - ranging from the wealth of the Roman Catholic Church (shown particularly by the wealth of Wolsey), Henry's desire for an heir, his infatuation with Anne Boleyn, and Henry's personal belief that he was appointed by God to care for his people's souls. Some of the sources can also be used to discuss who was in control of events during the Reformation years - was it Henry himself or was he swayed and persuaded by those close to him?
Please note that if you book an A-level session with us at Hampton Court Palace all students will be given a copy of this source book and we will use it during the day.

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 1 (KS1) - At home with kings and queens

http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/learnatthispalace/hamptoncourtschools/educationsessions/KS1sessions.aspx

KS1 session - Become princes and princesses of the English court for a day. Students will explore our gorgeous baroque royal apartments, finding out how the rooms were used in the past, and investigating the kind of home kings and queens enjoyed.
The session especially supports literacy skills, as pupils write their comments to Queen Mary II. It also encourages chronological understanding and historical enquiry.
Wednesdays at 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: £90 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term.
To make a booking:
Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or
you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk
For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 1 (KS1) - Henry's party

http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/learnatthispalace/hamptoncourtschools/educationsessions/KS1sessions.aspx

KS1 session - A professional puppeteer will perform a fun and colourful shadow-play, packed with information about Tudor food and festivities. The students will then create puppets of their own to take home.
This session especially supports knowledge and understanding of life in the past, and of the character and significance of Henry VIII himself.
Wednesdays 10.30, 12.00, 13.30
Duration: 1 hour
Costs £90 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term.
To make a booking call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or
you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Court life

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 session - Students will learn about the lives of rich and poor at the court of Henry VIII, in the very rooms where lords danced and servants slept. Guided by a costumed presenter, groups will investigate what the chambers reveal about the experiences of their inhabitants. This session especially supports skills of historical enquiry, using the palace itself as source material.
Monday to Friday
Autumn/spring only 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 45 minutes
Costs: £90 plus admission

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term.
To make a booking call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Drawing the Tudors

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 Practical session - Your students will be transformed into Renaissance artists as they create their own masterpiece using drawing techniques from the time of Henry VIII. The King and his court will be the inspiration as students create a picture to take back to the classroom. This session especially supports art skills of exploring and developing ideas, and investigating and making art, craft and design, as well as historical enquiry and interpretation.
Wednesdays 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

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How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Dressed for court

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 session - The Tudors made expert use of clothing to express wealth and status. This session allows students to study luxurious replica garments to understand materials, money and rank, and provides an opportunity for two students to dress up in Tudor costume. This session especially supports skills of historical enquiry and of knowledge and understanding of Tudor society.
Tuesdays: 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Wednesdays: 10.30, 11.45
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Explore Henry VIII's kitchens

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 session - Students will discover the 16th-century technology used to feed the court of Henry VIII. Working with two costumed presenters, the group will learn about the different types of food consumed, and the different types of people who worked hard to prepare it all! The session especially supports historical enquiry through active exploration.
Monday to Friday
Autumn/spring only 10.30, 11.30, 12.45, 13.30
Duration: 45 minutes
Costs: £100 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Garden Trail

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/Garden_Trail.pdf

KS2 trail - Teacher and group leader notes. These trails are intended for teachers and adult helpers to use with KS2 student groups whilst exploring different areas of the palace.
The gardens at Hampton Court Palace are varied and beautiful. This trail takes you around the different areas including the very formal Privy Garden, which is laid out as it would have been during King William III's reign (1689-1702), the wilderness garden which is much more informal, the great fountain garden and the famous grape vine. We really encourage school parties to visit, explore and enjoy the gardens.

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Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Investigating Henry

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 session - Henry VIII is England's most famous king. But who was the real man behind the stereotype? Using artefacts, documents and replica objects students will investigate the real Henry VIII in this interactive object-handling session. By analysing the nature of historical truth, this session especially supports skills of historical enquiry and interpretation.
Monday to Friday 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

Creator

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How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Investigating Henry's paintings

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 Drama session - A unique chance for students to understand famous Tudor paintings from the inside. The images of Henry VIII's court are packed with insights into royal power and ordinary daily life. Students will study the images for clues, then use props and costume to re-create the paintings. This session especially supports the use of sources in historical enquiry, and skills of historical interpretation.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10.45, 12.45
Duration: 1.5 hours
Costs: £100 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Marrying Henry

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 session - Were Henry VIII's marriages all doomed from the start? Join a drama specialist to delve into the story of why Henry VIII married six times. This fun and practical session will use costume and portraits to bring the past alive, considering events from the view points of the wives, Henry himself and others at court. This session especially supports knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past, examining the reasons for and results of Henry’s marital problems.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10.45, 12.45
Duration: 1.5 hours
Costs: £100 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Mind your Tudor manners

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 session - Mind your Tudor manners Daily life at court was dominated by the most basic need: food. Twice a day both lords and servants would come together to be fed by the king. What was considered good manners and what different foods did they eat? By setting a table fit for a feast students will find out what mealtimes can tell us about Tudor life. This session especially supports knowledge and understanding of the experiences of people in the past.
Thursdays and Fridays 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Rags to riches

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 Drama session - Learn about life in the Tudor palace for the rich and the not-so-rich. Students will discover the different types of people who lived and worked in Hampton Court Palace, then use replica costume to create their own dramatic pieces based on life at court. This session especially supports knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past in terms of lifestyle, as well as skills of historical enquiry.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10.45, 12.45
Duration: 1.5 hours
Costs: £100 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Serving the King

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 session - Would you work for Henry VIII? Hampton Court Palace is not just a home for the King, but for hundreds of servants. Students will meet a costumed member of the household, and pry into working rooms to gain insight into the lives and education of ordinary people. This session supports knowledge and understanding of people and society in the past.
Monday to Friday
Autumn/spring only 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 45 minutes
Costs: £90 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Spies at court

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 session - Go undercover at the court of Henry VIII! A creative writing specialist will lead students in role as French spies. The crucial meeting between England and France at the Field of the Cloth of Gold is coming up. The students' mission: write a report back to the ultracompetitive French king on life at Henry's court. This session especially supports English skills of composition and planning and drafting, as well as historical enquiry.
Wednesdays
Autumn/spring only 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Tudor explorers

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 session - Hampton Court is full of silk tapestries, costly spices and other treasures Tudor monarchs acquired from all around the world. In this session a costumed interpreter will use role-play and Tudor artefacts to tell the story of the adventurous seafarers and merchants who risked their lives to bring such wares to England. This session especially supports knowledge and understanding of the attitudes of the past, and historical enquiry.
Mondays and Tuesdays 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Tudor fun and games

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 session - This session explores the fascinating world of Tudor sports and pastimes. How did the rich and poor have fun? Students will try to answer this question by handling objects and trying the games and activities for themselves. This session especially supports skills of historical enquiry through active participation.
Thursdays and Fridays 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Tudor music

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 Practical session - Led by an expert music historian, this session investigates how music featured at the Tudor court. What different kinds of music were played, and which pieces were enjoyed by the King himself? All students are encouraged to participate in this fascinating session, which especially supports music performing and listening skills, as well as historical knowledge and understanding of features of society.
Mondays 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

Creator

  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Tudor revels

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KS2 Joint sessions with The National Archives - am: At The National Archives students investigate documents and research entertainment at the court of Henry VIII. They also prepare and rehearse a performance, based on an original Tudor court masque by John Skelton, about the Wars of the Roses which includes a mock-joust.
Schools to arrange transport between sites
pm: At Hampton Court Palace, students enjoy an education session in the Royal Apartments, before having the amazing chance to perform the masque in the palace.
Note: In previous years a boat trip between Kingston Pier and Hampton Court Palace has been included in this offer. This boat trip does not form part of the package for 20

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Young Henry

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagetwo.aspx

KS2 Drama session - Henry VIII began his reign full of fun and energy. However, the break with Rome marked a turning point and Henry began to change into the obese tyrant we recognise today. Students will act out events from Henry's life to discover how and why he changed. This session especially supports knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past, and is linked to a major permanent exhibition at the palace.
Thursdays and Fridays 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

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How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 2 (KS2) Trail - Baroque Trail

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/Baroque_Trail.pdf

KS2 Trail - Teacher and group leader notes. These trails are intended for teachers and adult helpers to use with KS2 student groups whilst exploring different areas of the palace.
This trail takes pupils through some of the lesser known, Baroque areas of the palace. The trail includes parts of apartments created for William III (1689-1702) and parts of the Georgian apartments which are decorated as they would have been when Queen Caroline used them (Caroline was married to King George II who reigned from 1727-1760). The rooms are quite different to the Tudor parts of the palace and pupils often find them difficult to understand. This trail helps to explain these rooms and bring the Baroqu

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Key Stage 2 (KS2) Trail - Henry VIII’s Apartments

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/Henry%20VIII's%20apartments.pdf

KS2 trails - Teacher and group leader notes. These trails are intended for teachers and adult helpers to use with KS2 student groups whilst exploring different areas of the palace.
The trail helps to bring Henry VIII's Apartments alive for your pupils by encouraging them to imagine how the rooms were used in Henry's time.

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

Key Stage 2 (KS2) Trail - Henry VIII's Kitchens

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/Henry%20VIII's%20Kitchens.pdf

KS2 Trail - Teacher and group leader notes. These trails are intended for teachers and adult helpers to use with KS2 student groups whilst exploring different areas of the palace.
This trail guides you from Master Carpenter's Court at the entrance to Henry VIII's Kitchens, through the various different areas and rooms of the kitchens and out to the serving place and wine cellar. You will be introduced to the various methods of cooking, storing and flavouring food in Tudor times as well as the different types of food that were prepared in these kitchens. The trial also encourages pupils to think about the different people who worked in the ktichens and what it would have been like to do t

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Key Stage 2 (KS2) Trail - History Detectives

http://89.151.104.52/Resources/HistoryDetectives_2.pdf

KS2 trail - Teacher and group leader notes. These trails are intended for teachers and adult helpers to use with KS2 student groups whilst exploring different areas of the palace.
Set your pupils the brief of being History detectives and challenge them to find out more about the wealth, wives and personality of Henry VIII using Henry VIII's apartments in the palace as their evidence. The trail is designed to be printed out back to back and folded into an A5 size booklet.

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

Key Stage 3 (KS3) - Elizabeth I: power and politics

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KS3 Investigation session - In 1562 Elizabeth I contracted smallpox at Hampton Court Palace and lay delirious, apparently on the point of death. It was one of the most intense succession crises of her reign. Led by a costumed interpreter, students will take on the role of the Queen's counsellors at this time of great danger. They will take part in a heated debate: if the Queen dies, who should have the throne?
This session especially supports the key concept of cause and consequence, and the key processes of using evidence and communication.
Mondays and Tuesdays 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 60 mins
Costs: £90 plus admission

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 3 (KS3) - Explore Henry VIII's kitchens

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagethree.aspx

KS3 Palace based sessions - In this popular session students will discover the 16th century technology used to feed the court of Henry VIII. Working with two costumed presenters, the group will use artefacts within the historic environment as evidence to investigate the lives lived within the palace.
The session especially supports the key concept of interpretation, examining how the past is presented in the displays, and the key processes of using evidence.
Monday to Friday
Autumn/spring only
10.30, 11.30, 12.45, 13.30
Duration: 45 minutes
Costs: £100 plus admission

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 3 (KS3) - Grand designs

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KS3 Palace based sessions - Was Henry VIII's Hampton Court a private residence or a propaganda tool? Students will be guided through the Tudor palace by a specialist costumed interpreter. They will learn how to distinguish between original and recreation, to interpret the significance of Tudor architecture, and to base arguments on primary sources.
This session especially supports the key process of using evidence.
Monday to Friday Autumn/spring only
10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 45 minutes
Costs: £90 plus admission

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 3 (KS3) - Henry's portraits

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KS3 Investigation sessions - Students will learn the fascinating stories and symbolism behind the pictures on display at Hampton Court Palace. Led by a costumed presenter, and including role-play, this session will examine the Tudor use of image, and consider the advantages and limitations of paintings as primary sources.
This session especially supports the key concept of interpretation expressed in changing portraiture, and the hey process of using evidence.
Thursdays and Fridays 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 3 (KS3) - Investigating history

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagethree.aspx

KS3 Investigation sessions - This session explores the historian's techniques by considering the use of evidence. Using an array of artefacts, documents, paintings and clothing, students will analyse how we know about the past, and the extent to which evidence can be trusted.
This session especially supports the key processes of historical enquiry, in testing beliefs about the past, and using evidence through attempting to support or disprove these beliefs.
Thursdays and Fridays
10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

Key Stage 3 (KS3) - Sport of kings

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hcpkeystagethree.aspx

KS3 Investigation sessions - Henry VIII was a great sportsman. In an age in which sporting and military glory were central tenets of masculinity, this helped to define his reign. Students will investigate the world of sport and games in this interactive hands-on session.
This session especially supoorts the key concept of interpretation, looking at image and historical reality, and the key process of using evidence.
Thursdays and Fridays 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: £90 plus admission

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term. To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

King Henry VIII and his Six Wives Factsheet

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/Factsheet_henry6wives.pdf

A colourful factsheet about the king, his six wives and their relationships. This illustrated one page summary - complete with cartoon portraits - gives the dates, order, fate and offspring of all of Henry VIII's wives. A great aid memoir to remember the important points that separate the divorced, beheaded, died, from the divorced, beheaded, survived!

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Available as a free PDF download from the HRP website.

Life at Court in Tudor Times KS2 Teachers' Pack

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/Life%20in%20Tudor%20Times%20HCP2.pdf

This resource of pupil and teacher notes for a self-guided school visit to Hampton Court supports KS2 History Unit 8 'What were the differences between the lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times?'

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Available as a free PDF download from www.hrp.co.uk

Outreach Blog

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We work with local community groups, helping break down barriers to engagement.
Find out about the work of the Outreach and Community Involvement team.

The rise and fall of Cardinal Wolsey - Booklet

http://89.151.104.52/Resources/The_rise_and_fall_of_Thomas_Wolsey_2.pdf

The sources in this booklet show contemporary opinions of Wolsey, how the Cardinal presented himself both through his buildings and his clothes, and his relationship with Henry VIII. The sources can be used to explain why Wolsey was able to rise so high, and why he ultimately fell from grace.
Please note that if you book an A-level session with us at Hampton Court Palace all students will be given a copy of this source book and we will use it during the day.

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

To make a booking: Call the education administration office on 020 3166 6646, or you may wish to email the office with your preferred date and number of pupils at hamptoncourteducation@hrp.org.uk For further information visit the 'Learning' pages at www.hrp.org.uk

The Tudor Family Tree Factsheet

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/Factsheet_TudorDynasty.pdf

A family tree of the royal Tudors, with contemporary portraits to illustrate three generations from Henry VII and Elizabeth of York to Queen Elizabeth I. Are your students mixing up their Annes, Catherines and Elizabeths? No more, as this useful precis puts names to faces. It also includes Henry VIII's sisters' branch of the family, bringing Lady Jane Grey and Mary Queen of Scots into your student's dynastic understanding.

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  • Historic Royal Palaces

How to obtain

Available as a free PDF download from the HRP website.

Young Henry VIII Exhibition Virtual Tour

http://www.hrp.org.uk/YoungHenry/

Hampton Court Palace was the home of Henry VIII.
Explore the early years of Henry's reign by taking a virtual tour of the Young Henry VIII exhibition. Discover the monarch who, as a vibrant, handsome man, excelled at all he attempted, from charming European ambassadors to flirting on the dance floor or beating rivals on the sports field.
Enjoy a taste of this innovative exhibition before you visit. Move through the rooms to discover more about the stories, the paintings and the Tudor Palace. Meet young Henry VIII, his queen, Katherine of Aragon and his trusted minister, Thomas Wolsey.

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