Glorious Georgians at Historic Royal Palaces

Date Posted: 14/08/2013

New permanent experiences, concentrating on the Georgians, will be open for school visits to Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace next year.

The experiences have been created to mark 300 years since George I’s accession to the throne.

At Hampton Court Palace the Queen’s state apartments and private apartments will transport pupils back to the early Georgian Court – 1741-1720 - where they will meet fascinating characters governed by the new King, recently arrived from Hanover.

Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court also opens on 14th February, where pupils can find out how the Georgian courtiers enjoyed the exotic delicacy.

At Kensington Palace, school groups can discover the curious world of the court of George II and Queen Caroline. Learn about the new fashions, manners and culture, all combined to create what we recognise as a quintessential British style.

Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens open on 29th March. The Georgian story continues with George III enjoying an intimate family life at the palace in the heart of Kew Gardens. Students can find out who the King entertained there and what was served for dinner from the adjacent Royal Kitchens.

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School Travel Organiser's Guide