Good Queen Bess

Life and dress in Elizabeth’s England

Life and dress in Elizabeth’s England

When

  • Start date: 04 November 2019
  • End date: 20 December 2019
Daily at various times

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Explore the palace and discover how people at court lived and dressed during Elizabeth I's reign

Guided tour of the State Apartments

Hampton Court is buzzing with the news that Queen Elizabeth I may visit! Join her courtiers as they prepare, and explore how life in the palace changed between the reigns of King Henry VIII and his daughter, Queen Elizabeth I.

Monday to Friday
Time: 11:45, 13:15 & 14:45
Duration: 30 mins
Location: Meet in Base Court*

Saturday and Sunday
Time: 12:30 & 15:00
Duration: 30 mins
Location: Meet in Base Court*

*From 5-9 December, meet in the Great Hall. This route uses stairs. If you have a mobility issue, please ask our staff for the lift route to the Great Hall.

Dressing for Queen Elizabeth I’s Court (Weekends only)

How do you dress for Queen Elizabeth I’s Court? Meet our costumed interpreters to see and discover more about Elizabethan dress and fashions.

Saturday and Sunday 
Time: 11:30 & 14:00
Duration: 30 mins
Location: Queen’s Guard Room (If you have a mobility issue, please ask our staff for the lift route to the Great Hall.)

Meet and greet

Look out for opportunities to bump into our presenters in Elizabethan costume throughout the day.

Various times and locations on the Tudor route.

A family of two women, a boy and a girl look around them in Base Court of Hampton Court Palace
Families

Your adventure awaits! Explore Hampton Court Palace together with one of our activity trails or try a digital mission.

Available daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)