Tudors return to Tower of London
Visitors will have the chance to meet King Henry VIII and his new bride Anne Boleyn at this family friendly festival this summer. The famous Tower moat will be filled with activities, recreating the sights and sounds of 1533 and the chance to dress up in the finest Tudor costume. Have a go at candle making and Tudor cookery in hands on workshops, while enjoying demonstrations from blacksmiths and carpenters as they prepare for the royal celebrations. Learn all about becoming the ultimate knight and practice shooting a cross bow in the moat!
A ‘pop up palace’ allows families to take part in the interactive game staged virtually at Hampton Court Palace and watch an Aardman animation film on Anne Boleyn’s lavish coronation. Even the tiniest historians will be entertained with special soft play areas for ages 0-5, with arts and crafts activities for all ages.
Activities will take place between 10.30 and 16.30 each day, and visitors can continue their visit inside the Tower walls where history really happened.
Notes to editors
For more information and images, please contact the Historic Royal Palaces press office on 020 3166 6340 or email Pauline.Stobbs@hrp.org.uk
‘Tudors at the Tower’ is included in the Tower of London general admission fee. For booking and visitor information, please visit www.hrp.org.uk
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