Seasonal ideas for groups: 2013
Henry VIII's Tudor World
Meet our most famous Tudor characters and experience the splendour of a day at court. Daily programme of talks and tours available to all visitors.
Historic Tudor "masterchefs" weekends - 1-2 June, 6-7 July, 3-4 August Henry VIII's kitchens
Take home top tips to create an historic banquet from our resident food historians.
New! Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber - 27 March-3 November
Set in the Queen's State Apartments this temporary exhibition reveals the largest collection of beautifully restored State Beds and gives an insight into the fascinating world of the 17th and 18th century court bedroom habits!
Tudor Tournament and Joust - 24-26 August
Join courageous dashing knights and their admiring ladies in the palace and gardens and cheer on your favourite at this sporting extravaganza!
Florimania at Christmas - 14-15 December
It's the Christmas countdown, with wreath making, pop up restaurants bringing tastes of Christmas, brass bands and carol singing in the courtyards.
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Group admission – the easy way!
Visit the dedicated group travel desk in the main ticket office on arrival. All coach drivers and Blue Badge Guides bringing groups to the palace are admitted free.
Guides and tours at the palace
Costumed guides can be found throughout the palace to offer a flavour of its extensive and intriguing history.
Included in the admission price, audio guides are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Korean, Japanese and Mandarin. They can be collected from the Information Centre in Clock Court.
Private guided and themed tours
The Institute of Tourist Guiding lecturers can be booked for tours of the palace and gardens which give an insight into the incredible stories of the monarchs and people and the beautiful treasures that can be found in this magnificent palace. Tours can be booked from an hour and a half and start from £110 plus VAT per group.
Available tours include:
- Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber (from March 2013)
- Sunrise & Brunch tours