Groups visiting Hever Castle in Kent throughout 2020 will be able to make use of a multimedia guide included in their entry price to the castle.
From 8th February when the venue opens for its spring season, the multimedia guides will become available for groups having previously been an extra charge.
700 years of history at the site will be brought to life as the hand held device guides visitors through the rooms of the castle, giving an insight into how life might have been in Tudor times.
Visitors can find out more about the collection of portraits, tapestries and artefacts on display with the help of the guide, as well as how William Waldorf Astor, the American millionaire, restored the castle to how it is today.
The multimedia guides, which include a commentary from historian Dr David Starkey on the Long Gallery exhibition, last around 45 minutes.
Diary dates at the castle:
For a look at what events, festivals and exhibitions are coming up throughout 2020 at the historic venue, you can the full round-up here
More about Hever Castle
The site dates back to the 13th century and was once the home of Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn.
It consists of panelled rooms which house fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and ‘one of the best collections of Tudor portraits after the National Portrait Gallery’ according to historian and TV presenter David Starkey.
The Book of Hours Room also displays two prayer books which belonged to Anne Boleyn herself, showing her inscriptions and signature.
Extra group incentives at Hever Castle
- Discounted admission rates
- Free visit for group leader and coach driver
- Free parking
- Free meal voucher for coach driver
- Dedicated member of staff to help plan the day
- Special group menus
- Special group packages