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Lunchtime lecture

The Armour of King Henry VIII

Armour garniture of Henry VIII for the field and tilt, RCIN 72834
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
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The nearest train stations are London Victoria (10 minute walk) or London Charing Cross (20 minute walk). 

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The nearest tube stations are Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner (all approximately 10 minutes walk).  

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By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  

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  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Monday, 5 Feb 2024
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Free with your exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass.
  • Booking advised.

Join the King's Armourer Simon Metcalf as he explores the magnificent armour of King Henry VIII. Our experts will share insights into how each of the component parts would have been meticulously designed and made to fit the King's rather unusual measurements, how it would have been worn and used in battle and the work which goes into the ongoing conservation of the armour today.

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