An Irish Twelfth Night

When

  • 27-30 December 2018
10:00-16:00

Ticketing information

All events are included in a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.

The last tour will leave at 16:00.

Included in palace admission Buy Hillsborough Castle tickets

Between Christmas and Twelfth Night the world turns topsy-turvy as the old year makes way for the new! Servants are masters as the King and Queen of Misrule are crowned.

27-30 December 2018

It’s 1895 and the Hill family are preparing for a dazzling Twelfth Night Ball and invite you to come along, listen to stories, play games and sample the traditional food, drink and music.

29-30 December 2018

Come and meet the Yeoman Warders from the Tower of London as they join in the celebrations, just like they did in 1895.

 

Visitors and live interpreters during the Hillsborough Castle Christmas celebrations in 2017
Visitors and live interpreters during the Hillsborough Castle Christmas celebrations in 2017
Lucy Worsley, Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, speaks at a reception
Events

Historic Royal Palaces' Chief Curator and TV Presenter Lucy Worsley will guide you through the life of Queen Victoria.

30 November 2018

Hillsborough Castle

19:30

Food historian Marc Meltonville tells visitors about the invention of Christmas.
Tours and talks

Discover the origins of Christmas while sampling Victorian food, drink and music on this special festive tour of the house.

07 December 2018

Hillsborough Castle

First tour 18:45, Second tour 19:45

Moss Walk at Hillsborough Castle in the snow
Events

Join acclaimed actor Ian McElhinney for a special candle-lit reading of spooky stories in the atmospheric Throne Room.

28 December 2018

Hillsborough Castle

19:00