• CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Indian Army at the Palace: Members Tour

Officers of the Indian Contingent, Hampton Court, June 1911

Join us for an exclusive members-only tour of Indian Army at the Palace, a new exhibition at Hampton Court Palace.

This curator-led tour will explore the forgotten story of Indian Army soldiers who camped at Hampton Court Palace in the early 20th century, through a new exhibition of previously unseen objects, photographs, film and personal stories.

Soldiers from the Indian Army camped at the Palace on a number of occasions in the early 1900s. They were invited to join the coronation celebrations of Edward VII (1902), George V (1911) and George VI (1937), as well as the First World War peace parades in 1919. For some, this would have been their first visit to England.

This remarkable new exhibition brings to life the experiences of those within the camps, as well as the press and public reactions to their presence.

Further details will be shared with ticket holders closer to the date of the tour.

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