Tudor cookery at Easter

When

  • Start date: 06 April 2019
  • End date: 22 April 2019
Drop in 10:00-17:00

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Experience what it takes to feed King Henry VIII and his court

This Easter come and experience the heat of the fires in Henry VIII’s enormous kitchen complex.

Try your hand at roasting meat, help our cooks create Tudor dishes fit for Henry’s Court, or just watch the hustle and bustle in this busy food factory.

From roast beef to spiced marchpane, discover some of the Tudor delicacies that would grace the tables in Henry VIII’s Palace as our team of history cooks whip up some tasty Tudor treats.

Important information

This event takes place in King Henry VIII's Kitchens

 Cook up a 'Tarte Owte of Lente' this Easter

The name of this Tudor tart derives from the fact it contains everything you can't eat during lent - cheese, cream and eggs!

Try making more delicious historic dishes at home by trying out our recipes on YouTube.

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Highlights Things to see

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Illustration of the Tudor west gate of Hampton Court Palace with a giant Lindt gold bunny in the foreground. Henry VIII stands on the left of the image.
Families

Join the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt around the palace and gardens and enjoy some springtime family fun.

06-22 April 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Daily 10:00-18:00

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The Kitchen Garden looking south east

Established in the late 17th century, the Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court produced vast amounts of fruit and vegetables for the royal table. Today, the garden has been re-created to its 18th century heyday, using the planting pattern laid down by the palace’s Georgian gardeners.
Things to see

Experience the recreated Kitchen Garden, which would have fed the Georgian royals and now supplies Henry VIII's Kitchens.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)