Historic Royal Palaces' Henry on Tour

Exeter Guildhall, 203 High Street, Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3EB
Historic Royal Palaces' Henry on Tour


Exeter will be hosting a weekend of Tudor festivities and living history from 13 to 15 June 2024 as part of Historic Royal Palaces’ Henry VIII on Tour.

Events will kick-off around midday on Thursday 13 June with a civic procession from the Guildhall to Exeter Cathedral West Front where Henry VIII will be greeted in a spectacular musical welcome. We can look forward to a concert by Exeter Cathedral Choir and His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, talks and demonstrations at Tudor sites within the city: St Nicholas Priory and Tuckers Hall, ending with a royal banquet in the historic Guildhall.

Celebrating Henry VIII’s close friendship with Henry Courtenay, Marquess of Exeter, the revelling continues the following week at Powderham Castle before heading to West Horsley Place (former Surrey residence of both Henrys) in late July.

Tracy Borman, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, says: “Hosting Henry’ is the feather in the cap of the Henry on Tour project. It will immerse visitors in the splendour and magnificence of the Tudor court, with music, dancing, banquets and dazzling costumes. It will be a feast for the senses!”

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