Horrible Histories Live on Stage!

Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

When

  • 10-14 August 2019

Ticketing Information

Included in all admission tickets

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories live on stage!

Join in the Hanover Handover and meet all the King Georges. Help cure the Mad King and watch Duke Wellington try to give someone the boot. Will you survive the Tyburn Jig?

And explore the gruesome hospital conditions with Florence Nightingale.

Don't miss this horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

This show is aimed at families with children aged between 7 and 14 years but can be enjoyed by all ages.

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A family consisting of a mum, dad, teenage daughter, young boy and girl relax on the South Lawn with the South Facade of the castle in the background. A young couple are also strolling through the gardens behind them. The family appear to be happily chatting away in the summer sun and the sky is blue with only a hint of clouds. The heavy sunshine casts dark shadows on the grass nearby as the rays hit a nearby mature tree.
Highlights Families

Join in the family activities at Hillsborough Castle & Gardens during our launch week this Easter.

18 April - 28 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Various dates over Easter

Included in gardens admission

Two gentlemen and a group of visitors enjoy a wander through a garden on a sunny Summers day at Hillsborough Castle. The westerly facade of the castle is visible in the background.
Things to see

Enter the castle grounds through the wonderful 18th-century walled garden, which has been expertly restored using traditional methods.

Open daily from 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets

A guide shows a group of visitors the Throne Room in the State Rooms at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Two red and gold thrones sit at one end of the room and the walls are lined with green silk damask and the walls are lined with historical artwork.
Tours and talks Things to see

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.

Castle re-opens on 18 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Included in castle tours

A selection of the Royal Victoria bone china range displayed in lifestyle setting

Royal Victoria gifts

Exclusively designed for Historic Royal Palaces, our Royal Victoria gifts are inspired by iconic symbols from Queen Victoria's reign.

Prices start from £3.99

Prepare a perfect afternoon tea with our Royal Victoria bone china teapot.

Royal Victoria bone china teapot

Prepare a perfect afternoon tea with our Royal Victoria bone china teapot. The teapots engaging design is inspired by some of Queen Victoria's most iconic symbols.

£75.00

Royal Victoria Luxury White Pencil Case

Royal Victoria Luxury White Pencil Case

Our beautifully designed white pencil case features an enchanting design inspired by one of Queen Victoria's crowns and her Honiton Lace flounce from her wedding dress.

£12.99