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The Consumption of Chocolate in the Royal Court


  • Start date: 04 July 2018

Ticketing Information

Tickets cost £15/£13.50*

*Concession prices available for under 25s, HRP members and over 60s

Ticket includes a drink and one hour talk. This event will be held in our Clore Learning Centre and not in the Palace.

Doors open at 18:40

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Evening Talk

Discover more about the fascinating relationship between chocolate and royalty in this talk from Historic Royal Palaces’s curator, Polly Putnam.

Polly Putnam is the collections curator responsible for Hampton Court Palace and Kew Palace. She helps uncover the stories of the people who lived and worked in our palaces and finds ways of displaying objects to help tell those stories. Polly specialises in post 1700s works of art and I am particularly fond of silver, glamorous textiles and chocolate.

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