The Great Tudor Games

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, some of the outdoor spaces at Hampton Court Palace are now open Wednesday-Sunday. Palace interiors will re-open 17 July. The Magic Garden and Maze remain closed. Please read our visit information

When

Cancelled

10:00-18:00

Ticketing information


Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Join team Henry and become a Tudor sports star

From combat to cooking, wrestling to revelling, throw yourself into the competition of Henry VIII’s court.

Have a go at sword fighting, crossbow, 16th-century football and a 'Tudor dance-off' during our summer of sporting activities for all the family.

Win a medal that Henry VIII himself would be proud to wear, experience falconry and wrestling, and see Tudor cookery demonstrations.

Let the games begin!

Children and actors dressed in Tudor costumes enjoy a range of Tudor sports including falconry, archery, quintain and football.
Children and actors dressed in Tudor costumes enjoy a range of Tudor sports including falconry, archery, quintain and football.
Children and actors dressed in Tudor costumes enjoy a range of Tudor sports including falconry, archery, quintain and football.
Henry VIII (1491-1547) June 1526-June 1527, by LUCAS HORENBOUT (C. 1490/5-1544)
Things to see

Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.

Postponed

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens without the usual crowds.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Things to see

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Open from 17 July

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Embroidered and hand painted Tudor rose, displayed in a wooden frame.

Shop Tudor gifts

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

Prices from £9.99

Historic Royal Palaces retail product- Queen Anne Boleyn merchandise

Shop Anne Boleyn gifts

Shop our unique collection of Anne Boleyn books, jewellery and gifts. Anne Boleyn's letter jewellery, including her 'B' necklace and 'AB' brooch, are believed to have been passed down to her daughter Elizabeth I.

From £9.99

Historic Royal Palaces retail product - drinking glasses, books and deer cushion

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.

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