Talks, workshops and events

Talks, workshops and events

Lucy Worsley

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.

The long-awaited son is born!

Monday 23 February 2015, 18.30-20.30
Hampton Court Palace
£22 / £20 HRP members
Includes a drinks reception

Henry VIII’s obsession with securing a male heir came together on 15 October 1537. Three days later, Hampton Court Palace held the most important Tudor event in history - the christening of Edward VI. From noblemen to lowly kitchen workers, a panel of experts including Lucy Worsley will unravel the preparations, rituals, and personalities that were involved in this momentous ceremony.

This event is inspired by Lucy Worsley and David Starkey’s television show ‘Britain’s Tudor Treasure: a Night at Hampton Court’, aired Saturday 10th January, BBC 2.

Rachel Jardine, BBC TV Producer of 'Britain's Tudor Treasure: a Night at Hampton Court'
Denis Mulliner, Chaplain of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, writer, and broadcaster 

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Royal gardens from Hampton Court Palace to Buckingham Palace

Study day
Saturday 6 June 2015, 10.00 – 18.30
Hampton Court Palace and Buckingham Palace
£75 / £67.50 for HRP members and Royal Collection Trust one-year pass holders.
Ticket price includes tea and coffee, a sandwich lunch, transport from Hampton Court Palace to The Queen's Gallery, a private view of the exhibition at the end of the day and a glass of wine

*Tickets on sale w/c 16 February 2015*

Discover how gardens became fierce displays of monarchical power as well as the techniques used to create paradise on earth at a joint study day between Royal Collection Trust and Historic Royal Palaces. Start the day at Hampton Court Palace where you will find out about the horticultural history of the palace - from Henry VIII to the present day, followed by a special guided garden tour.

The afternoon at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will include a talk exploring depictions of royal gardens, as well as special insight into the fascinating work undertaken in preparation for Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden.
Terry Gough, Gardens & Estates Manager, Historic Royal Palaces
Vanessa Remington, Senior Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust
David Wheeler, Senior Furniture Conservator, Royal Collection Trust


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