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Henry VIII's Joust

Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU
Date and Time
2 - 6 August 2023

History’s most thrilling sport returns to its celebrated home of Hampton Court Palace this summer holiday. Be dazzled by a real Tudor joust at the home of Henry VIII – a famous jouster himself. You may even glimpse him participating in the event!


You will see up-close the pomp, ceremony and splendour of what it took to be in a joust. Then pick your favourite knight and cheer, jeer and follow all the fun of an epic face-off until one knight reigns supreme.

Alongside the excitement of the joust, spectacular falconry displays will showcase the hunting techniques once popular with Henry VIII and the Tudor Court. Between shows you will also be able to get up close to the birds and learn about these majestic animals.


Your ticket to the joust will also give you access to the breath-taking palace, including the maze, the Great Hall, and the Tudor kitchens where you can try your hand at cooking Tudor style.

After all that exploring, treat yourself to lunch or a cake in the Tiltyard Café, or visit one of the delicious ringside food and drink stalls.

Don’t miss out on an unforgettable day out for all the family. Pre-book your tickets today or become a member to visit time and again for free.


  • The Joust and falconry displays take place in the gardens at Hampton Court Palace.
  • All performances are open-air and seated directly on grass.
  • This is an outdoor event so make sure to dress appropriately for the weather on the day.
  •  Please note that umbrellas and folding chairs are prohibited at the event site as they may restrict the view for other guests.

Event organiser is Historic Royal Palaces.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

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