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A Royal Christmas Celebration

About this session

KS1 and KS2 | Subjects: History, Art & Design, Design & Technology | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Seasonal

The key aims of the session are to find out how Christmas was celebrated at Hampton Court Palace in the past, to use the palace as evidence for unlocking the past and to explore through art and craft.

Pupils will have the opportunity to take a tour of the Tudor palace and to make a crown to take home.

Booking information

13 November-1 December (inclusive)
10.30 – 11.30, 11.45 – 12.45 and 13.15 – 14.15
One hour
Up to 35 pupils
£93 plus admission

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The White Tower seen against a blue, partially cloudy sky on a sunny day with foliage creeping into the upper right-hand corner. Waterloo Block can be seen in the background

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Tower Green and scaffold site with the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula and the Beauchamp Tower in the background

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Tower of London

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A row of suits of armour and wooden horses statues in the Line of Kings exhibition in the White Tower of the Tower of London.

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Open daily

Tower of London

Highlights Things to see

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Henry VIII teddy bear

Henry VIII teddy bear

Henry VIII bear, named after Hampton Court Palace's notorious resident King Henry VIII, in a traditional Tudor costume. Suitable for little princes and princesses aged three years and above. Measures 28cm.


Anne Boleyn initial hanging decoration

Anne Boleyn initial hanging decoration

Inspired by Anne Boleyn's famous initial necklace, this luxury hanging decoration features a B initial suspended from faux pearls.


Anne Boleyn 'B' initial necklace mug

Anne Boleyn 'B' initial necklace mug

Anne Boleyn's 'B' initial necklace is arguably one of the most famous pieces of Tudor jewellery and is visible in many Anne Boleyn portraits. This exquisite stoneware mug features a unique interpretation of Anne Boleyn's 'B' initial pendant on a dramatic black glaze.