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Medieval palace restored at Tower of London

The Medieval Palace of King Henry III and Edward I has been restored to its former glory at the Tower of London.

The Medieval Palace of King Henry III and Edward I has been restored to its former glory at the Tower of London. Visitors can discover what it was like to be a medieval king in a new permanent display (from April 6) which recreates the royal residence with replica furniture and traditional textiles as well as the smells and sound effects of medieval London. The Tower of London was used by kings and queens until the reign of Elizabeth I in the 16th century and this display examines how Henry III and Edward I influenced this Royal Palace and what it reveals about medieval society.

As part of the work on the Medieval Palace, for the first time, the ‘lost palace’ will be explored. Specially commissioned film will recreate the lost buildings which would have formed a vital part of the life of the Tower in the Middle Ages but were partly demolished and partly transformed over a 200-year-period. The Tower is open daily, admission adults £15, tel: 0870 756 6060. Website: www.hrp.org.uk


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