Palace patterns

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, some of the outdoor spaces at Hampton Court Palace are now open Wednesday-Sunday. Palace interiors will reopen 17 July. The Magic Garden and Maze remain closed. Please read our visit information

About this session

Key Stage 1 | Subject: Maths, History | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Route-based, Classroom-based

Led by a costumed presenter, children will explore the Tudor route at Hampton Court finding out about the daily lives of servants and nobility in the royal household of King Henry VIII - solving maths problems along the way.

Pitched at a mixed ability level, children will have the opportunity to extend their maths skills further through group work and individual challenges.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Develop skills of historical enquiry using Hampton Court Palace as source material.
  • Use known maths skills to solve problems.
  • Understand the importance of Maths in everyday life and that it was also used in the past.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:


  • Encouraging problem solving and mathematical thinking within a historical context.
  • Focusing on number; geometry; and measurement.

Booking information

Wednesday - Friday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15
60 minutes
Up to 35 pupils
£95 plus admission

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