The Glorious Georges at Hampton Court Palace

The Glorious Georges at Hampton Court Palace

George I

Join George I's court as tensions brew between the King and his son. A stunning re-presentation of the Queen's State Apartments illuminates the story of the Hanoverian dynasty in Britain.

17 April - 30 November 2014

The Glorious Georges

Every generation has a story

We are marking the 300 year anniversary of George I's accession to the British throne with The Glorious Georges, a season of events and entertainments across three palaces, exploring the lives of the Hanoverian monarchs.

The Glorious Georges at Hampton Court Palace will be closed between 3-9 November while changes are made to the experience.

Every day at the palace

Explore exquisite objects and artworks from the court of George I as the Queen’s State Apartments show life at the Royal Court close-up. Meet characters who bring the stories of royal rivalries alive. You can even follow our unique smell map for an olfactory tour of the smells of a royal palace!

Entrance to The Glorious Georges and non-ticketed events are included in Hampton Court Palace admission. Members go free.

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The Georgian court and its intriguing cast of royal characters are brought to life at Hampton Court, Kensington and Kew Palaces this year with The Glorious Georges.

Watch The Glorious Georges film

Special events

1-24 October
11.30-12.30 and again at 14.30-15.30. Included in palace admission tickets.
Become members of the Court on a momentous day in 1717 as allegiances shift amidst the murky corridors of power. The King's authority has been challenged; what would Henry VIII have done? Can George I do the same? Join a journey which takes you from Henry VIII's palace to the Georgian royal apartments.


The Glorious Georges at other palaces

We are marking the 300 year anniversary of George I's accession to the British throne with The Glorious Georges, a season of events and entertainments across three palaces, exploring the lives of the Hanoverian monarchs.

Watch The Glorious Georges film

 

George I state portrait after Kneller, Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014


Downloadable Resources

Some files are provided in PDF format - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

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    Plan your day at court - 1-24 October 2014
    (Adobe PDF, 1.36MB)

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