DISCOVER HENRY VIII'S KITCHENS IN THE 16TH CENTURY
Join our history cooks each weekend this year and discover what life working in the royal kitchens was like in the 16th century.
Built to feed over 450 people twice a day, the kitchens at Hampton Court were staffed by 200 people, toiling away to cook two meals each day that the Court was in the building.
Come and find out what it took to create Tudor dishes from robust roasts and stews, to delicate confectionery sweets; and see how the cooks created recipes fit for the royal court.
Each weekend you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at roasting, Tudor style, and see if you have what it took to work as a tournebroche in Henry VIII's kitchens, turning the meat in front of the roaring fires.
If roasting isn’t for you, then there’ll be a selection of other dishes being created for you to discover. Perhaps you’ll take some tips away with you for creating your own Tudor feast at home?
Until 31 March 2024 (selected dates)
Tudor Cookery and Roasting will take place every weekend until 31 March 2024.
It will also run daily during the following periods:
- 27 May to 04 June 2023
- 22 July to 01 September 2023
Please check palace opening times for the day of your visit.
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Event organiser is Hampton Court Palace.
Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.