Questioning the Tudors

Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived. Henry VIII and the other Tudor monarchs are some of the most recognisable and well-known kings and queens of England. But does the historical record match these myths? Was Mary’s rule really all that bloody? Was Henry VIII always a bad king?

Book this workshop for your class to find out.

This workshop is available 10-11am on 8, 21, 22, 29 June and  5, 6, 19 July. 

Workshop details

The Tudor period is one of the most fascinating and most mythologised periods in British History.  

Join the Learning and Participation team for a tour of The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery. Meet the iconic members of the Tudor court through a variety of portraits and personal items as we question the Tudors.

Who were the people behind the portraits? How did they change the course of a nation? Is what we think we know about the Tudors based on the evidence we have? 

This workshop will take an object-based approach as students learn how each incredible item can add depth to our knowledge of Tudor England. We will question misconceptions about Tudor England and look at recent research which redefines our view on Black British history.  

These primary school workshops have exclusive use of the exhibition space, allowing up to 60 students (two classes) a unique opportunity to see items from art galleries across the UK, bought together for the first time. Each school will also receive a post-session pack including a set of large prints of artworks from the exhibition.

This is an incredible offer, only £90 per class, a huge saving compared to the price of regular admission to this ticketed exhibition.