Elizabethan cookery at Hampton Court Palace


Weekends from 11 January - 09 February 2020

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Discover how Tudor treats were made for Queen Elizabeth I's court

Join our team of history cooks this winter and discover the tasty Tudor treats that were served up to the court of Queen Elizabeth I.

The Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace are famous for having been built for King Henry VIII, but they continued to be used by his daughter, Elizabeth I, to feed her courtiers and staff.

From roast beef to spiced marchpane, discover some of the Tudor delicacies that would grace the tables in Elizabeth’s palace, and find out how food fashions changed throughout the sixteenth century.

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This event takes place in King Henry VIII's Kitchens

A Tudor cook holds a bowl of roast beef as visitors look on in the background.
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.

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The Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace under a bright blue sky. Showing varieties of planting in the foreground and the Tudor palace in the background
Things to see

Experience the recreated Kitchen Garden, which would have fed the Georgian royals and now supplies Henry VIII's Kitchens.

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The Tudor Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, showing the Abraham Tapestries and the room set out for day visitors.
Things to see

Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.

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Hampton Court Palace

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Discover our decadent range of goblets and tankards inspired by our Historic Royal Palaces. The perfect gift for a medieval fan our goblets are made in a selection of leathers, glass and pewter.

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