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  • Live Interpreter dressed as Gilbert de Clare 1267


    11 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017

    Daily 11 February 2017 - 19 February 2017, 12.00, 13.30 and 15.30 (35 mins)

    Meet by South Lawn

    Tower at War Half-term

    Costumed live activity Defend the Tower against its medieval attackers. England’s greatest medieval fortress is under attack from all sides! You must help our heroic guards defend the mighty castle against its most dangerous enemies.

    • Event for everyone
  • Medieval Christmas

    27 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Daily 11.00 -16.00

    White Tower and South Lawn

    Step into the reign of King Richard III as his court prepares for Christmas in the year 1484. Despite the looming threat of Tudor invasion the grand pageantry of the celebrations are set to rival the King’s recent coronation.

    • Event for everyone
  • Music at the palace

    27 Dec 2016 - 02 Jan 2017

    The Prince Regent’s Band perform Victorian carols and Christmas music.

  • Elizabethan Christmas

    21 Dec 2016 - 01 Jan 2017


    A heart-warming Christmas story for all the family set at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and performed around the Palace, from the Tudor Kitchens to the Great Hall. Written especially for Hampton Court Palace by award winning playwright Elizabeth Kuti, this touching tale unfolds over four theatrical scenes, full of music, singing and festive fun.

    • Event for everyone
    • Hands-on event for families
    • Included in palace admission ticket
  • New:

    Courtyard Carol Singing

    From 18 Dec 2016

    Selected dates in December - see event details for more information

    This is an outdoor, participatory, event.

    Get Christmas - or Epiphany - off to a traditional start by singing carols through the palace courtyards accompanied by the Epsom & Ewell Silver Band.

    • Event for everyone
    • Separate entrance fee
  • Festive 16th Century Music Weekend

    17 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016

    Come and hear great Tudor music for the festive season in Henry VIII’s Apartments.

  • Quiz at the Castle

    17 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016


    Test your knowledge of sport, art, food and history at our pub quiz at Hillsborough Castle. Rounds include famous couples, true or false and guess who.

  • New:

    BBC Good Food Festive Fayre

    09 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016


    9 - 11 December

    Hampton Court Palace will host the BBC Good Food Festive Fayre.

    • Event for everyone
    • Included in palace admission ticket
  • Lantern making

    03 Dec 2016 - 03 Dec 2016

    Make your own paper-cut style lanterns inspired by the beautiful decorations at Kensington Palace.

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