In this exciting handling and role play session, children discover how Henry VIII and his family members dressed to impress. Looking at royal portraits and Henry's enormous suit of armour we investigate the splendour of the Tudor Court at Windsor and why this larger-than-life monarch used Windsor Castle as a favoured home.
Children will have the opportunity to wear items from our replica costume and armour collection enabling them to find out how comfortable – or otherwise! – Tudor life would have been. They can even sketch in front of the real portraits and works of art on display in the State Apartments, along with exploring Tudor architecture in the Castle Precincts and finding where Henry is buried in St George's Chapel with his favourite wife.
"An amazing day, we wish we could have stayed longer!" Year 4 Class teacher
Significant individuals in the past Significant historical people and places in your locality Local history study beyond 1066 Extending chronological knowledge beyond 1066 Using drawing to share experiences The work of a range of artists Creating sketchbooks Great artists and architects