Visit: Hampton Court in the 19th Century

Hampton Court Palace is renowned as the finest surviving Tudor palace in the world. The history of the Palace in the Victorian era is often overlooked, but equally as fascinating.

During the 19th century, Hampton Court’s doors were opened to the general public for the first time, while ‘Grace and Favour’ residents vied for space within the Palace’s vast complex of residential apartments. Meanwhile, the fabric of the Palace was altered by the hands of Victorian restorers, in response to changing tastes and unintended disasters.

Members of the Victorian Society are invited to join the Curators of Historic Royal Palaces for an exclusive visit to Hampton Court Palace. The visit will include a talk by Brett Dolman, Curator of Works of Art, on the Palace as a Victorian art museum, and Curator of Historic Buildings, Karey Draper, will lead a tour including access to areas that are not open to general visitors. Following the event, members will be free to explore the rest of the Palace – including the famous formal gardens – at their leisure.

Ticket Price: £35 (Over 65s £30.00)
Date: July 10th, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Hampton Court Palace - View on map