Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber at Hampton Court Palace

Date Posted: 07/08/2012

A new temporary exhibition opens in the Baroque state apartments of Hampton Court Palace from 27th March.

Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber will give an insight into the fascinating world of the 17th and 18th century court; how it influenced and in turn was influenced by wider political, religious and social changes.

Exhibition highlights

The exhibition promises to reveal not only the extraordinary bizarre rituals of the Stuart and Hanoverian court but will also feature seven of the most rare and magnificent state beds. 

The rituals of the bedchamber, from morning levée to evening couchée were performed in and around the beds. Courtiers embarked on a social climbing venture to get as close to the bedchamber as possible where, if they were deemed worthy, their Monarch would receive them. 

Your group will be able to see stunning portraiture and bedchamber furnishings of the time, as well as unusual bedroom artefacts.

Guided tour for groups

In addition, guided tours of Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber will be available exclusively for groups.

Bookings for the tours must be made in advance, and will cost £100 per group plus VAT (additional to admission) for the one and half hour tour. The maximum group size allowed on the tour is 25. 

For further group travel information contact:

0844-482 7770

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