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
Performances are at 12:00 and 15:00. Duration 1 hour.

Ticketing information

This performance is included at no extra charge, as part of your day out at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens – for one week only.

Tickets are free for Historic Royal Palaces Members. Please call +44 (0)20 3166 6000 to book your place in advance.

The show on Tuesday 13 August will be BSL interpreted.

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Enjoy this truly horrible stage show outdoors in Hillsborough Castle's stunning gardens

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. Performances take place in the castle grounds with unreserved grass seating.

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A woman and her two children enjoy The Glen at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens on a bright sunny day
Families

Get hands-on with history in our handling collection, discover something exciting in the garden explorer’s cart and 'make and take' with the Georgians.

Selected dates in July and August

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

The Walled Garden at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, showing the pergola in the distance surrounded by planting and bedding. An archway surrounds the frame of the image and there is a blue cloudy sky
Things to see

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

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

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.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

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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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