Talks, workshops and events

Talks, workshops and events

Adult learning evening talk at Hampton Court Palace

Come along to our unique events to learn more about our spectacular palaces.

Enjoy insights from historians, lively panel debates, craft masterclasses, getting hands-on with building projects, and much more.

Really useful guide to Georgian naughtiness

Saturday 11 October
14.00 - 15.00
Introductory talk

£5– includes tea and coffee

If you think the press has too much freedom today, you won’t believe what the Georgian political satirists got away with! Be prepared to laugh, gasp, and blush at some very naughty 18th-century cartoons in this in this fun introduction to Georgian humour.

‘Really useful guide’ events are inspired by A really useful guide to the Georgians our introductory book about the German kings who gave us much of our ‘British’ way of life.

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Charles I – the ‘must have monarch’

In partnership with Salon London

Friday 14 November
19.00 – 21.00
Expert talk including a peek behind-the-scenes of the new Cumberland Art Gallery

£18 | £16 members– includes drinks reception

Charles I should be remembered as much for his art collection as his execution. Take a fresh look at the ill-fated monarch including the psychology of his need to collect, the significance of the paintings he loved, and what it all says about power and wealth in the 17th century.

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Meet the masters with Andrew Graham-Dixon

Monday 24 November
18.30 – 20.30
Expert talk including exclusive access to the new Cumberland Art Gallery

£18 | £16 members– includes drinks reception

Van Dyck, Caravaggio and Rembrandt were intriguing personalities as well as ground-breaking artists. Join journalist and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon and a panel of art experts as they explore the lives of these artists and reveal more about their art.

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Unless otherwise stated, our events are fully accessible to all. If you have any particular access requirements please notify us in advance on 0844 482 7777 or

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