Sensory Palaces

Sensory Palaces

 

Sensory Palaces is a health and wellbeing programme for people living with dementia and their carers.

 

 

Sensory Palaces is a unique health and wellbeing programme, combining historical storytelling with a multi-sensory approach for people living with dementia. It aims to increase participants’ sense of wellbeing, belonging and confidence, supporting them to explore the stories of some of the greatest palaces ever built in an interactive and immersive way.

There are monthly activities at Hampton Court Palace, which put stimulating the senses at their heart.  In each case, emphasis is placed on one particular sense during the workshop, which helps participants make connections to the palace environment and stories of the people who’ve lived there.  For example, taste might be deployed in the Tudor Kitchens, or the hearing might be used to inspire a session exploring Tudor music in the Great Hall.

If you are an organisation that supports people living with early stage dementia and their carers based close to Hampton Court Palace, please contact sensorypalaces@hrp.org.uk to join us as a programme partner.