Archive for October, 2010
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On Saturday 2nd October, family visitors had the chance to create a piece of art work as part of the Big Draw initiative. As the theme of the day was “prisoners”, the art work was based on the prisoner inscriptions in the Beachamp and Salt Towers. One particular inscription, a rebus (or word picture) was [...]
On 5th November, 1605, a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament was foiled at the last moment. King James I and Parliament were spared – Guy Fawkes and his fellow plotters were not. Many of the plotters, including Guy Fawkes, found themselves imprisoned at the Tower on charges of treason. The failure of [...]
Discover the secretive world of Kensington palace with our FREE October half-term activities, included in your palace admission. We will be offering activities for families from 11.00 – 16.00, Saturday 23rd – Sunday 31st October in the Gallery of War and Play at Kensington Palace.
How did you fall in love with history? How do you make other people share that passion? Last week saw the first in our series of evening teacher’s events in association with the Historical Association, held at Kensington Palace. The acclaimed historical fiction writer Sarah Dunant gave an impassioned key note speech about what led to her [...]
Kensington Palace has recently expanded the education and community outreach service, with a programme offering fresh and fascinating takes on history, citizenship and the arts. We have invited children of local primary schools and their families to join our exciting new project Palace Explorers.