• Information and things to do
  • Visitors preparing<br />to tour the site
  • The history of the Palace<br />explained

Woking Palace Open Days 2018

Visit the site of Woking's Tudor Palace for free!

Interested in history and archaeology?

Looking for something to do with the family?

Wanting to find out more about medieval and Tudor England?

Then come to our open days and enjoy guided tours of this Scheduled Ancient Monument, plus a range of displays about the history and archaeology of the site.

Open Days

8th and 9th September
11am – 5pm

Celebrating Heritage Open Days

Featuring Raphael Historic Falconry who are the longest established professional historic falconers in the UK and during the last 20 years have travelled to many historic properties and heritage events all over the country giving high quality costumed displays flying their hawks, owls and falcons. They are exhibitors of authentic period falconry spanning the entire heritage of English hawking and for Woking Palace this is of course the Tudor period.

Programme for each day:

11.30am Period Stories from the Tudor Mews
1.30pm Tudor Falconry Display
3.00pm Tudor Falconry Display

You will also be able to visit the Hawk Mews, meet the birds of prey and learn about their care and falconry in Tudor times.

Other special entertainment and displays during the weekend include Woking Palace model, Tudor Juggler, Beekeeping, the history and archaeology of Woking Palace plus Surrey Archaeological Society's Old Woking Test Pitting Project. On Sunday there will also be a special visit from "Henry VIII" who will be travelling along the River Wey with the Byfleet Boat Club.

Volunteers from the Friends of Woking Palace will provide information throughout the weekend with displays about the history of the site, including archaeology and artefacts from recent excavations, and Children's Activities. They will also take guided tours round Woking Palace throughout both days, as and when required, with the final tours at 4.00pm.

All free but donations are always welcome.

Guide books and postcards, along with a number of other publications, will be on sale in the on-site pavilion.

Where?

Carterís Lane, Old Woking

Please note: There is no parking available on the site or along Carters Lane.

Parking/access

Please note: There is no parking available on the site or along Carters Lane. Free parking is available in Old Woking in the larger car park (beyond the smaller short-stay area) by the mini roundabout in the High Street at the junction of A247 and B382. The route from the car park is about one mile and will be signed for walkers and cyclists.

For disabled access and special needs, please e-mail info@woking-palace.org or phone 07722 299026.

Raphael Historic Falconry

Raphael Historic Falconry displays

Special events

Special events such as
Bird of Prey displays

Hawk display

Part of the Bird of Prey display

Historical musician Jez Smith

Historical musician Jez Smith

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