Good Queen Bess

Life and dress in Elizabeth’s England

Life and dress in Elizabeth’s England

When

  • Start date: 02 September 2019
  • End date: 25 October 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 tours

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.

Daily
Time: 12:30 & 15:30
Duration: 30 mins
Location: Meet in Base Court

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.

Saturdays and Sundays only
Time: 11:30 & 14:00
Duration: 30 mins
Location: Queen’s Guard Room

Meet and greet

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

Various times and locations.

Costumed guide tour by Henry VIII in Base Court
Tours and talks

Take an introductory tour with one of our costumed guides through the courtyards of Hampton Court Palace.

02 September - 25 October 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Saturday and Sunday. Duration 30 mins.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Historic cooks preparing food in Henry VIII's Kitchens
Things to see Highlights

Experience what it takes to be a cook in the kitchens that served Queen Elizabeth I and her court.

Weekends from 07 September - 20 October 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Drop-in daily 10:00-17:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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)