Meet the wives of King Henry VIII

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived

When

  • Start date: 03 June 2019
  • End date: 31 July 2019
Daily at various times

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Explore the palace, meet the King's wives and hear their story

History has told the story of Henry VIII's wives. Now you can discover the women behind the rhyme as they speak for themselves at the palace. 

Pick up a daily programme and palace map at the Information Centre and start exploring the palace. Look out for the timed activities listed below that will take place in Clock Court and Henry VIII's Apartments. 

You will discover the women's lives before, during, and after they were married to King Henry VIII, and their roles in shaping the Tudor monarchy and the history of England.

Image: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A portrait of Katherine of Aragon, wearing an English gable hood and a red gown.

Monday - Friday activity schedule

An audience with...

An intimate moment with a Tudor Queen as she prepares to be questioned.

When: 11:30, 14:30 (15 mins)
Where: The Great Hall

Question time

A unique opportunity for you to question two of Henry’s queens at the same time. A moment in time that cannot be repeated. What will YOU ask them?

When: 11:15, 14:45 (up to 30 mins)
Where: The Great Hall

Henry’s past

A chronological overview of the marriages of King Henry VIII.

When: 11:00, 13:45, 15:30 (20 mins)
Where: Buttery

A royal invitation

Come face to face with Henry VIII and find out what he's really like.

When: 12:30 (20 mins)
Where: Council Chamber

Meet and greet

Look out for opportunities to bump into our presenters in Tudor costume around the palace throughout the day.

Weekend activity schedule

An audience with...

An intimate moment with a Tudor Queen as she prepares to be questioned.

When: 11:00, 12:30, 14:30 (15 mins)
Where: The Great Hall

Question time

A unique opportunity for you to question two of Henry’s queens at the same time. A moment in time that cannot be repeated. What will YOU ask them?

When: 11:15, 12:45, 14:45 (up to 30 mins)
Where: The Great Hall

Henry’s past

A chronological overview of the marriages of King Henry VIII.

When: 12:00, 15:30 (20 mins)
Where: Buttery

A royal invitation

Come face to face with Henry VIII and find out what he's really like.

When: 13:30 (20 mins)
Where: Council Chamber

Meet and greet

Look out for opportunities to bump into our presenters in Tudor costume around the palace throughout the day.

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.

03 June - 31 July 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Monday-Friday at 10:30 in Clock Court. Duration 30 minutes.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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

Visit King Henry VIII's Kitchens and experience cooking a feast for the King and his court.

25 May - 01 September 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Drop-in daily 10:00-17:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A family interacting while taking part in the Great Palace Quest, a family trail.
Families

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

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)