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Pride, Power and Politics: LGBT+ tour

An after-hours tour exploring the LGBT+ history of Hampton Court Palace

An after-hours tour exploring the LGBT+ history of Hampton Court Palace

When

  • 29 June - 1 July 2018
19:00 and 20:00

Ticketing information

Tickets are £15.00

Suitable for those aged 16+.

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Join us for an evening tour of Hampton Court Palace exploring how queer lives lived in the royal court have influenced its art, architecture and the politics played out here.

Discover how same-sex loves from ancient Greece and Rome inspired the art treasures on display, the surprising gender fluidity and shocking escapades from the Tudor, Stuart and Georgian courts – and the 20th century residents persecuted for their sexuality. These stories will show that just because something was illegal, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t happening!

Tours will last approximately 90 minutes and will include multiple locations throughout the palace.

Events Tours and talks

Join us as we uncover the LGBT+ stories of the Tower's past and bring them to life on this after-hours guided tour.

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18:30 and 19:30

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Events

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19:15-20:45

A Tower of London warden speaks to a visitor in the White Tower
Tours and talks

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Daily

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