Talks, workshops and events

Talks, workshops and events

Scaffold tour, Tower of London

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.

Curious connections…spies and us

Tuesday 14 October
19.00 - 20.30
Contemporary debate

£7 | £6 members– includes a glass of wine

What do you think about spies? Are they patriots, James Bond types or privacy invaders? Join our speakers, including Sally Dixon-Smith (Historic Royal Palaces’ Curator) and Richard J Aldrich (a professor of international security and author of 'GCHQ') in conversation about how our attitude towards espionage has changed from the 11 spies who were executed at the Tower in 1914 to Wikileaks and digital spying today.

Our new ‘Curious connections’ series invites historians and experts to look at modern issues through stories from our palaces’ past.

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Curious connections…war and friendship

Monday 27 October
19.00 - 20.30
Contemporary debate

£7 | £6 members– includes a glass of wine

From the friends who enlisted in the Tower’s moat during the First World War to today’s soldiers who communicate with loved ones via Facebook, hear Thomas Dixon ('500 Years of Friendship', BBC Radio 4), Michael Bond ('New Scientist'), and Yeoman Warder Andy Merry in a fascinating conversation about creating and maintaining relationships in war.

Our new ‘Curious connections’ series invites historians and experts to look at modern issues through stories from our palaces’ past.

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War declared: the Tower and the First World War

In partnership with The Fusilier Museum London and Royal Armouries

Saturday 1 November
10.00 - 14.15
Archive study day

£26 | £24 members– includes tea and coffee

Spies were executed, Henry VIII’s armour was hidden in the basement and friends were recruited at the Tower during the First World War. Join us for a unique chance to explore these events through diaries, letters, and objects of the people who lived and worked at the Tower, and the official and personal records of the of the Fusilier battalions.
This study day will examine the stories and collections of The Fusilier Museum London, Historic Royal Palaces, and Royal Armouries. Please note that lunch is not provided.

The event takes place at different locations around the Tower of London and some of these locations may not be accessible to everyone. If you have any particular access requirements please notify us in advance on 0844 482 7777 or learning.info@hrp.org.uk.

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Accessibility

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 learning.info@hrp.org.uk.

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