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Tudor Palaces and World Trade

about this session

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

Elizabeth I is expanding her horizons. There’s money to be made across the ocean and we need to find a brave crew to sail the seven seas to do so. But first we need someone to pay for it…  

In this route and classroom-based session children will go on a voyage of discovery to find out how new technology is making the world a smaller place in the 16th century, where they need to go to secure patronage for their venture and what the real cost of trading overseas will be.  

Journeying through Hampton Court Palace, they will look for evidence to tell us which commodities the Tudors wanted and who paid the human price for the legacy of Elizabethan exploration. 

The session supports historical enquiry through active exploration and participation. 

Learning objectives 

Children will: 

  • Understand how the view of the world changed in Tudor times; 
  • Consider why people sought to explore and chose the routes they did; 
  • Investigate Elizabethan Hampton Court, it’s residents and connections with the wider world  

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 

This session is also available on our Schools only Tuesdays:


Tuesday 24 September
Tuesday 22 October
Tuesday 26 November   


Tuesday 25 February
Tuesday 25 March
Tuesday 20 May
Tuesday 8 July 

60 minutes 

Up to 35 children 

£104 plus admission 

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