Key Stage 2: digital missions

Key Stage 2: digital missions


See Hampton Court Palace as you've never seen it before!

Become Time Explorers and discover its history through our educational and interactive digital missions designed for Key Stage 2.

Digital missions are a new interactive experience that provide Key Stage 2 pupils with a unique and exciting way to explore Hampton Court Palace. These character-led adventures guide pupils to navigate and observe the palace spaces while solving challenges on an iPad. Each mission is supported by pre-visit and post-visit classroom films and resources to extend pupils' learning. 

Missions support the new Primary History Curriculum by encouraging pupils to use the palace as a primary source to weigh historical evidence. Working as part of a team, they will develop their perspective and judgement by exploring particular palace spaces in more detail. 

Your school group will be shown a 'How to do a mission' film at the start and issued with one iPad between two pupils.

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

10.30, 11.15, 12.45 and 13.15

One digital mission = £2 per pupil (plus £3.85 admission)

How to book


Digital missions available at Hampton Court Palace

1. The Ambassador's Secret Assignment

(DM - Secret Assignment)

You've been sent by the Venetian Ambassador to spy on Henry VIII’s court. The Doge of Venice wants to know more about Henry VIII’s power, wealth, lineage and his allegiances. You must help our sleuth to sneak around Henry’s palace and gather evidence.

Explore the Teacher's Toolkit for this mission.

2. The Clerk's Fantastic Feast 

(DM - Fantastic Feast)

It is 1543 and Katherine Parr has just become Henry VIII’s sixth wife. It’s a dangerous job being married to Henry, so Queen Katherine wants to impress him with a surprise feast for all his court. She’s counting on you to help the clerk prepare this amazing banquet. If you fail, she could be in major trouble, so good luck!

Explore the Teacher's Toolkit for this mission.

3. The Architect's Design Dilemma (Arts Award - Explore)

(DM - Design Dilemma)

It's 1714 and the architect John Vanburgh needs your help to decide if Hampton Court is stylish enough for the new king, George I, to keep.

Explore the Teacher's Toolkit for this mission.

How to book

To book a digital mission, please visit our bookings page.

The session will last for 60 minutes approximately. It includes an introduction film and allows time to move between the Clore Learning Centre and the palace. It takes 20-40 minutes to complete the digital mission itself (depending on the age and size of the group, ability etc).

Teacher's toolkit with every mission

We have created a teacher toolkit for each mission, containing exciting videos, ideas and interactive resources for pre-and post visit classroom activities. The toolkits have been designed to meet the aims of the new National Curriculum.

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