Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber

© Historic Royal Palaces
Queen Anne's Bed
Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court Wednesday April 24 2013 10:00 - 16:30

Six royal beds lie at the heart of this temporary exhibition at Hampton Court Palace. Through stories about royals and servants, it will show how the bedchamber became the most important destination in the palace, and reveal the elaborate and sometimes bizarre bedchamber rituals, unusual sleeping arrangements and decadent excesses of the Stuart and Hanoverian courts. You'll leave knowing how heirs were born, marriages consummated, monarchs were struck down and died, and how important affairs of state were conducted in this most personal of rooms. Watch out for the crafty servants – who will (April 2-September 30) share the fruits of their eavesdropping and keyhole-peaking.

Venue name: Hampton Court Palace
Contact:
Address: East Molesey
Surrey
London
KT8 9AU
Opening hours: Oct-Mar: daily 10am-4.30pm (last ticket sold 3.30pm). Mar-Oct: daily 10am-6pm (last ticket sold 6.pm). Closed Dec 24-26
Transport: Rail: Hampton Court
Price: £18.20, £15.40 concs, £9.10 children (5-16), under-fives free, £46.80 family (2 adults + 3 children)