Exploring Royal Kitchens

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Route-based

Learn about the foods cooked and consumed at Hampton Court Palace and the necessary roles required to deliver this.

Delivered by a costumed presenter in the Tudor kitchens, children will learn about the foods cooked and consumed at the palace and the necessary roles required to deliver this.

The session supports historical enquiry through active exploration and participation.

Learning Objectives
Children will:

  • Understand the role of the different Tudor kitchen departments, and of those working there, through examining its fabrics and furnishings.
  • Investigate what the Tudor kitchens tell us about life at Henry VIII’s court.
  • Draw conclusions about what it was like to work in a Tudor kitchen and make comparisons with their own lives.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:


  • Developing a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding beyond 1066.
  • Understanding how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
  • Understanding the methods of historical enquiry, how evidence is used to make historical claims.

Booking information

10.30, 11.45, 13.15
One hour
Up to 35 pupils
£95 plus admission

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