This Easter (21 – 24 March) and April half term break (5 – 13 April) explore stories of imprisonment, kidnap, torture and escape at the Tower of London. With costumed characters, interactive displays and activities, as well as the world famous Beefeater tours and the dazzling Crown Jewels, it’s never been a better time to take the family to the Tower!
Coronation of Richard III*
21 -24 March Easter
It’s 1485 – why is Richard III king? What has happened to Prince Edward and his brother, the rightful heirs of Edward IV? Sinister plots, backstabbing, grisly murder and kidnap are the name of the day when it comes to claiming the throne of England. As the court busily prepares for the coronation of Richard III, Would Richard, the Duke of Gloucester, have the audacity to make the Young Princes disappear and take the crown for himself? With two performances daily, watch the whole drama unfold in the interactive costumed event, the Coronation of Richard III, and learn all about the tragic events that ultimately led to the two young prices never being seen again...
Beat the Block!*
April 5 – 13 half term
Life looks pretty grim when you are accused of treason and thrown into the Tower, waiting to end your days on the scaffold ...but is this really the end? If you have friends in high places, a chance to change allegiances, can bribe a guard or two and a bit of luck, you might just manage to Beat the Block! Follow in the footsteps of some of the Tower’s most famous prisoners in this special event and find out whether you can take the upward path that leads to freedom or the slippery slope to the scaffold. Every choice is yours!