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Meet the Tudors

Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign.

Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign.

Join us each weekend at Hampton Court Palace and meet the Tudors that made the court of Henry VIII tick.

This spring, discover some of the roles that were required for the smooth operation of his palace, from Yeomen Guards and porters to daily waiters, junior courtiers, and kitchen staff.

Learn about the less famous roles that made up King Henry VIII's court, the stories of the women and men who performed them, and find out if you would have been suited to a life at court in the 16th century.

Spot our Tudor staff spread throughout the palace and courtyards. Don’t be shy - come and ask them about the jobs that they would have done to make Henry VIII’s court function.

When

Weekends

10.00 - 16.00

Ticketing Information

Please see palace opening times.


Included in palace admission (members go free)

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EXPLORE WHAT'S ON

  • Things to see

Hampton Court Gardens

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens and find our free entry Garden Open Days dates.

  • Open in line with palace opening hours.
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see
  • Events
  • Families

Unheard Voices

Join us this summer as we celebrate a number of fascinating individuals from Hampton Court Palace’s 500-year history through a variety of dynamic live performances.

  • 27 July - 31 August 2024
  • see individual performance times*
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Events
  • Families

Hampton Court Palace Food Festival

Join a bank holiday weekend celebration of food and drink in Hampton Court Palace's iconic gardens.

  • 24 - 26 August 2024
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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BROWSE MORE HISTORY AND STORIES

Henry VIII, Terrible Tudor?

Who was the real Henry VIII?

Life at the Tudor court

In the Tudor period, a monarch’s home was centre of the nation

Henry VIII’s kitchens at Hampton Court

Henry VIII's food factory, preparing up to 1,000 meals a day

Shop online

Official Hampton Court Palace guidebook

A souvenir guidebook highlighting the best things to do at Hampton Court Palace - an enjoyable read bursting with information.

£4.99

Shop Tudor gifts

Browse through our Tudor Collection to find a whole range of products based on the Tudors.

From £3.00

Shop homewares

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.

From £5.00