The king’s kitchen

About this session

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) | Subject: History | Topic: Tudors | Session Type: Classroom-based, Route-based

Students will find out about the workings of the Great Tudor Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace and discover how the great feasts were organised and prepared.

Based partly in a classroom and partly on route in the palace, the session will feature the following:  

  • Singing a rhyme about exploring the palace.
  • Handling replica objects.
  • Trying on Tudor costume (with an opportunity to wear into the palace).
  • A sensory tour around the Great Tudor Kitchens where students undertake a ‘find the same’ activity.
  • Herb crushing activity using wooden pestle and mortar in situ in the kitchens.

Learning objectives

Students will:

  • Learn about Hampton Court’s stories and history.
  • Be empowered to use their senses to explore new historic environments.
  • Develop social and emotional skills.

This session is suitable for students with MLD, SLD and PMLD, aged between 6 and 16 years, who attend special schools or units. Please note that the presenter will be in costume unless requested otherwise by the school.

Booking information

07 October 2019, 04 November 2019, 10 February 2020, 23 March 2020, 27 April 2020, 11 May 2020, 06 July 2020

10.30, 12.30

75 minutes
Up to 10 students plus additional accompanying adults.
We aim to be as flexible as possible, and would be happy to discuss class size further with you at point of booking.
£70 includes admission