LIVE on Crowdcast, Wednesday 21 October 7.00 pm
Updated 19 December: In line with the latest government guidance, Hampton Court Palace and gardens will be closed from 20 December until further notice. Please note this also includes the ice rink and Magic Garden.
As the nights draw in, join Historic Royal Palaces' Joint Chief Curator Lucy Worsley along with Sarah Slater and Dan Jackson for spine-chilling tales from Hampton Court Palace’s past. This one is not for the faint-hearted!
From the Tudor royal nurse who is said to haunt her former lodgings, to the peculiar sighting of a mysterious figure, captured by the palace security cameras only a few years ago, Hampton Court Palace has witnessed a host of spooky sightings across the centuries.
Queen Katherine Howard is said to roam the palace’s aptly named ‘Haunted Gallery’, whilst her predecessor, Queen Jane Seymour, is said to haunt the palace’s courtyards, looking for her lost son. After dark, Hampton Court Palace is certainly eerie and atmospheric. But how much can we prove – and where do the ghost stories come from?
Lucy will be joined by Sarah Slater – a State Apartment Warder, who locks up the palace at night and is familiar with its darkest and most mysterious secrets. Alongside Sarah, Buildings Curator Dan Jackson will explore some of the real-life stories behind Hampton Court’s ghostliest tales. Get set for some goosebumps…..
This event is free to join, but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford.
Historic Royal Palaces is a self-funding charity. The closure of our six sites for four months following the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our finances. We have begun the phased re-opening of some of our sites, and would love you to show support for us by visiting. We have restricted the number of people allowed on site each day, so you will have the chance of seeing these wonderful places up close, without the usual crowds.
We look forward to you joining our online event.