AS PART of national Heritage Open Days, Woking Palace are opening their doors to the public between 11am and 5pm over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7.
Back by popular demand is Tudor Falconry flying displays (1.30pm to 3.30pm) by Raphael Historic Falconry, who will explain the essential part falconry played in Medieval and Tudor life.
On Saturday only, discover the Medieval/Tudor music with musician Jez Smith, who will be playing a variety of Tudor instruments.
Volunteers from Friends of Woking Palace will lead tours around the fascinating moated site, illuminating the history (last tours start at 4pm).
There will also be extensive displays of artefacts from previous excavations, life in Tudor times and the history of beekeeping.
Visitors will also find out more about the Heritage Lottery Funded grant awarded to Friends of Woking Palace last year to carry out an exciting three-year project called ‘Woking Palace and its Park’ – including a wide range of community-led activities throughout each year and this season’s excavations from September 10 to 26 and how you could get involved.
On both days there will be free guided walks to Woking Palace via the historic areas of Old Woking, starting from St Peter’s Church at 2pm. Please call 07722 299026 to book a place.
There is no parking at Woking Palace, however, this weekend there is a free minibus shuttle service between Hoe Bridge School and Woking Palace from 11am, generously provided by Hoe Bridge School.
FOR further information, call 07722 299026 or go online to www.woking-palace.org. Call this same number for information regarding access for those with disabilities.