Talks and debates
Our Spring season at Hampton Court Palace brings you a chance to experience and explore art and gardens through talks, tours and study days.
Walk with a curator: gardens inside and out
Tuesday 26 April, 14.00-15.30 or 16.30-18.00
£20/£18 HRP members
Join Hampton Court’s buildings curator and unlock the mysteries of William and Mary’s palace. From the grand formal gardens to elegant baroque interiors, you will discover curious relationships that extend from inside the palace to the gardens. Be prepared to go off the beaten track!
Walk with a curator: meet the masters
Monday 16 May, 18.30-19.30 or 20.00-21.00
£20/£18 HRP members
How would you go about choosing art for your walls? Join Hampton Court’s painting curator in this exclusive after-hours guided tour of the Cumberland Art Gallery, revealing new hangs and magnificent art works collected by royal patrons over three centuries. From Holbein, Rembrandt and Gainsborough, find out why these masters made the cut!
The Strange and the beautiful: exotics and the New World
Study day with the Royal Collection Trust
Saturday 14 May, 10.30-18.30
£75/£67.50 (RCT & HRP members)
From exquisite butterflies to tender exotic plants, delve into the world of seventeenth-century exploration and discovery. Beginning at Hampton Court Palace, join expert Terry Gough in a 'behind-the-scenes' tour of the glasshouse nursery to explore Mary II's passion for collecting and showcasing exotic species. Continue the day with exhibition curator Kate Heard at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, examining the ground-breaking work of artist and entomologist Maria Sybilla Merian.
Ticket price includes tea and coffee, a sandwich lunch, transport from Hampton Court Palace to The Queen's Gallery, a private view of the exhibition and a glass of wine.
Tickets available in late February/early March from Royal Collection Trust.
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Hear our talks and debates again, listen to a collection of podcasts from our Adult Learning programme.
Unless otherwise stated, our events are fully accessible to all. If you have any particular access requirements please notify us in advance on +44 (0)20 3166 6646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.