Did there used to be mince in mince pies? How did the Georgians roast their potatoes? And what’s the history behind the lucky sixpence?
Visit Henry VIII's Kitchens to find out the answers to these questions and help our history cooks create festive fare fit for the season.
From the Tudors to the present day, discover the history behind some of our favourite seasonal fare and see how festive food has changed through the years.
As Christmas is a time for sharing, why not let our history cooks know what your favourite festive food is and see if they can find an historic version of it.
You might even take away some ideas to bring a taste of Christmas past to your own dinner tables this December.
Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace as the stunning ice rink returns for another year.
23 November 2018 to 06 January 2019 (closed 25 December)
Hampton Court Palace
Monday-Friday: 11:00-21:00; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-21:00