Tudor Summer School

Updated 6 August. Hampton Court Palace and gardens (including The Magic Garden) is open 7 days a week through August until 6 September. Entry to the Magic Garden requires a palace admission ticket for non members. The Maze remains closed. Please read our visit information

When

Wednesday - Sunday, 12 to 23 August

Performances are 40 minutes

Ticketing information

Performances take place at 11.30, 13.30 and 15.30. A British Sign Language interpreter will be available at all three performances on 20 August.

The performance on 13 August at 11.30 has been cancelled, we apologise for any inconvenience.

When booking your palace admission ticket, please book a time slot to enter the palace, at least 30 minutes before the preferred Tudor Summer School performance time so that you can reach the gardens in good time.


Included in palace admission (members go free)

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No more books and classes!

Have you ever wondered what the Tudor’s used for toilet paper? Or why Elizabeth I always looked like she’d just seen a ghost?

Bring some long awaited family fun to home-schooling and let the kids enjoy Tudor Summer School this August.

Hear about the gross and gruesome stories of one of Britain’s most infamous families, right where it happened. Join our finest players in the magnificent palace gardens as they take to the stage for a whistle stop journey through Tudor History.

From Wolsey to Elizabeth I, divorces to diseases, excellence to excrement; our Tudor tutors are going to do their best to catch everyone up on what they missed while school’s been out… all in just 40 minutes. 

Please note, the performance on 13 August at 11.30 has been cancelled, we apologise for any inconvenience.

Just like in school, our Tudor summer school has to follow certain rules designed to keep everyone safe. The performance will take place outside, seated directly on the grass, with marked-out boxes for family groups to allow for social distancing.

Guaranteed to be one lesson the kids won't want to miss!

 

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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

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Tudor Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, showing the Abraham Tapestries and the room set out for day visitors.
Things to see

Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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

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

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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.

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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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