February Half Term at Hampton Court Palace: Elizabeth I's Spy Mission


Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU

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A family admire the Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace


Step into the enchanting world of Hampton Court Palace this half term. Be transported back to 1562, when the Tudor court is buzzing with whispers and secret meetings. Queen Elizabeth I has fallen victim to smallpox, casting a shadow of uncertainty over Hampton Court Palace.

It's up to you to become part of the story and help Elizabeth's spymaster unravel the mystery of who might be conspiring to take the throne.

Meet Characters from the Tudor Court!

The Queen Emerges:

Base Court

11.00 - 20 mins

Meet the Queen and her Spymaster as they set you on a secret mission.

Spy School:

Queen's Guard Chamber:

11.45 and 14.00 - 20 mins

Help Elizabeth I's Spymaster to solve the mysterious code. Is the Queen in danger?

Making a Happy Queen:

Great Watching Chamber

15.00 - 15 mins

The Queen is feeling sad. Can you assist her courtiers in cheering her up?

Watch Out, Spies About:

Clock Court

13.00 - 20 mins

Time to be a spy! Who can you spot in the courtyard and what would the Queen say if she found out?

Problems of Being Queen:

Council Chamber

13.30 - Up to 60 mins, drop in

Elizabeth I is holding court. Do you have any top-secret information you would like to share with her or questions to ask?

The Truth Is Out:

Great Hall

15.15 - 20 mins

Can you help the Queen to finally discover the truth about her courtiers and decide what to do?

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Unit 1 - Adult ticket£26.30 per ticket
Unit 2 - Child ticket£13.10 per ticket
Unit 3 - Concession ticket£21.00 per ticket
Unit 4 - Group ticket£24.20 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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