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Half Term Family Embroidery Exhibition Tour

There is a wonderful range of embroideries on display at Hampton Court Palace, from Mary Poppins and Spiderman to 17th Century pieces. Our new Stories in Stitch Exhibition has something for the whole family and featuring stunning examples of Appliqué, Stumpwork and Raised Embroidery, not to be missed. 

We have a special Family Tour during Half Term at 11am on Wednesday 26 October which costs just £16 for 1 adult and 2 children.  The Family Tour includes a short talk, Tour of all the stunning pieces, a simple hand embroidery sample to create a Fox and children's quiz.

To book click here or contact Natalie Thew on 020 3166 6939 /

There are also other Tours to choose from:

Open Tours featuring an Introduction to the exhibition by a member of staff including some RSN history and information on the techniques you will see, followed by a Tour from a dedicated volunteer with a passion for embroidery.

Tour & Taster is a new way to visit the exhibition and comprises an Open Tour followed by a Taster hand embroidery session inspired by the pieces on display.   

Curator’s Tours offer a Tour with a background on the exhibition and the chance to view additional pieces from our Collection with Chief Executive and Curator, Dr Susan Kay-Williams.

Group Bookings are also available.

  • Learn

    We offer a thriving education programme for every level including a range of courses for beginners through to advanced. Students can choose to study Day Classes, a Certificate & Diploma, Future Tutors and Degree, as well as attend exhibitions, study and tour days.

  • Embroidery Studio

    We restore embroidered family heirlooms, home furnishings and items from places of worship.  We create bespoke embroidery for special occasions for individuals, organisations and corporate companies.

  • Shop

    We sell embroidery kits, specialist books, needlework equipment, gifts & exclusive RSN products.  We ship worldwide and welcome customers to our shop based at Hampton Court Palace.
    Open daily: 1pm to 4.15pm

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