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Exploring Tudor Kitchens

about this session

Key stage 2 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors | Session type: Route-based

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

Wednesday - Friday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15

Due to some essential conservation works taking place in the Tudor Kitchens, this session will not be available between January 2025 – November 2025 

This session is also available on our Schools only Tuesdays:


Tuesday 24 September
Tuesday 22 October
Tuesday 26 November   

60 minutes 

Up to 35 children 

£104 plus admission 

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