Tuesday, 27 September 2011

A Hampton Court review.

Here I am working at a school as a teaching assistant a world a away for what I am qualified for. You may indeed wonder what I am qualified for? NASA space scientist =No, Nobel peace prize winner= No, or maybe an angst poet= sadly No.

Well its heritage Conservation , "Whats that" I hear you cry? Well its the care of old buildings and artefact's . I have a qualification from Nottingham University it called an ordinary Certificate which equates to the first year of a degree.  I have further qualification from Derby University in American Studies which would add further to the completion of a full degree.

Why don't I go for it , I don't now really., I suppose its cost , it would cost be a fortune to pursue my dreams of being an archaeologist or museum curator.

So I am instilling my love of history and archaeology into my son who is loving it. We were all really impressed when we went to Hampton Court for the day a few weeks ago , J totally loved it. I love the way children from a young age are immersed into the history of Hampton court. Children and even adults can dress up as people from Tudor times. And it was great fun to see Henry the 8th wandering into the chapel, there was musicians playing,it was a joy there was something every corner you turn. The palace is larger than you think so you need a whole day there. However, we were there over 6 hours and didn't get to see all the palace, and not all of the the gardens as well. You can see the gardens from the palace and there are descriptions of them through the audio commentary when you walk around.
J enjoying looking at the highly intricate ceilings at Hampton Court.

Hampton Court Palace

The wine flows from this fountain on a Bank holiday!.

J loving the interactive features in abundance at Hampton Court Palace.


Tudor kitchen hands spit roasting chickens.

Hampton Court gardens.



A plethora of History here long may it reign!

New! Royal Beasts at the Tower of London
For 600 years animals were held in the Royal Menagerie.  And now they're back!  
See how the Tower would have looked, smelt and sounded before the animals left, 
with stunning life-size sculptures of lions, baboons, a polar bear and more.  To 
book visit http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon

Kensington Palace is changing!  
Play your part by joining Kensington's Historic Royal Family or capture a moment 
in the palace's story.  Visit http://www.hrp.org.uk/PlayYourPart to find out 
how.


Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of 
London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew 
Palace. Although the palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, we 
receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support 
of our visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors.  Our aim is to help 
everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in 
some of the greatest palaces ever built.


1 comment:

  1. I had absolutely no idea you were trained for that! I wish I was!!! Every time I look at the beautifully restored and cared for needlework and tapestries in stately homes I visit, I envy the people who have dedicated hours to getting them exactly as they were intended to be seen. I'll never be such a skilled needlewoman, nor so patient, but maybe if I'd had the right training at the right time I could have been

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