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Holbein's Henry: Meet the Monarch

Actor dressed as Henry 8th talks to school pupils
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  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Tuesday, 27 Feb 2024
  • Key stage 2, Key stage 3
  • Art & Design, History
  • Armour, Art History, Events beyond living memory, Famous people, Kings and Queens, Learning from paintings, Reformation, Significant individuals in the past, Tudors
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LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Bookings only available for Tuesdays 27 February, 5, 12, 19, 26 March 2024.

Explore this amazing exhibition of Tudor art and drawings by the court artist, Hans Holbein, with the best tour guide possible........... Henry VIII !!

Henry will provide your pupils with a truly inspiring experience as he delves into the stories about his reign, the Tudor dynasty and the influential characters at court, who are displayed amongst the wonderful Tudor portraits on display in this exhibition.

If your students want to gain an insight into what life was like during the Tudor period or if they want to quiz Henry on his reign, then this is the workshop for your class!

Session times: 10:15 and 12:30

Duration: 75 minutes

Exclusive access opportunity!! This workshop is only available on Tuesdays between 27 February and 26 March 2024 and will provide your class with access to the exhibition and gallery spaces outside of normal visiting opening times.



The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA

By train

The nearest train stations are London Victoria (10 minute walk) or London Charing Cross (20 minute walk). 

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

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

For further information visit the Transport for London website.

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.  

For further information visit the Transport for London website.

Holbein at the Tudor Court
  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
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