Cloth of Gold: Textiles of the Tudor Court

with Eleri Lynn

with Eleri Lynn

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, some of the outdoor spaces at Hampton Court Palace are now open Wednesday-Sunday. Palace interiors will reopen 17 July. The Magic Garden and Maze remain closed. Please read our visit information

When

Cancelled


Ticketing information

Tickets: £22.50, including refreshments

Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.00 start

Please be aware, these events have been cancelled. 


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Eleri Lynn is a curator of the dress collection at Historic Royal Palaces, where she cares for a collection of 10,000 items dating back to the sixteenth century. Her new book Tudor Textiles is released in April to mark the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold and the lavish tapestries and textiles of Hampton Court Palace generally. Tracy Borman will introduce this special evening in the Great Hall.

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 coronavirus, these events have now been cancelled.

Those who have already booked tickets for this event will be contacted in due course. Due to the volume of bookings, please bear with us but rest assured we will get in touch with everyone.

We have not taken the decision to cancel these events lightly and would like to apologise for any inconvenience these cancellations have caused.

The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I exhibition, showing curator Eleri Lynn looking at the Bacton Altar Cloth in a case. The Rainbow Portrait hangs in the background of the green exhibition space.
Things to see Highlights

See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I, and the iconic Rainbow Portrait at Hampton Court Palace.

Closed 23 February 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Henry VIII (1491-1547) June 1526-June 1527, by LUCAS HORENBOUT (C. 1490/5-1544)
Things to see

Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.

Postponed

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Things to see

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Open from 17 July

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Historic Royal Palaces retail product - drinking glasses, books and deer cushion

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In our home section you will find stylish lifestyle home accessories and furnishings, including cushions, tapestries, ornaments and much more which will add those finishing touches to make your room complete.

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The Wildflower crystal and pearl tiara sparkles with florets of crystals and an elaborate foliage design.

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Close up of a Henry VIII hanging decoration in the Henry Shop

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