Explore the story of Sudeley’s history and the prominent characters who have visited or lived at the Castle in our Exhibitions.
NEW! Roman Exhibition
Long before Sudeley Castle was first built there were several Roman Villas dotted around what is now the Sudeley Estate and surrounding area. Our new Roman exhibition reveals details about the two main sites excavated by Emma Dent in the late 1800’s, and features some very interesting and unique small finds from these endeavours. We have a newly commissioned and sympathetically constructed copy of a mosaic which still exists at one of the sites, and our celebrity piece – the ‘Lost’ hunter God relief recently rediscovered in a cupboard at the castle (which hit the headlines and caused a bit of a stir), takes pride of place on display within the exhibition.
Katherine Parr Exhibitions
Created for the Queen Katherine Parr Quincentenary Festival in 2012. See unique relics and personal items belonging to Henry VIII’s sixth wife. Rare copies of original books written by Katherine Parr are on display for the first time. Follow the tale of tragedy and treason in a film presented by David Starkey - ‘The Life and Loves of Katherine Parr, Queen of England and Mistress of Sudeley’ – which is shown throughout the exhibition and in the South Hall together with Katherine's Privy Chamber.
Six Wives at Sudeley
The 15th Century West Wing houses replica Tudor costumes from Dr. David Starkey’s TV series ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ and information about the era.
Younger visitors will particularly enjoy the Brock the Tale of the Family Badger, describing the life of Brock with the Dent-Brocklehurst family in the 60s and 70s, growing up in the nursery with Mollie and Henry. Our new Nature Trail, which can be discovered around the gardens, educates the whole family on the variety of wildlife to be found on the estate.
Emma Dent Collection
A great insight into Victorian times with a fascinating display of memorabilia including a remarkable autograph collection compiled by Emma Dent, the Victorian chatelaine of Sudeley Castle.
Threads of Time - Textiles Treasures of Sudeley
The Threads of Time exhibition – a collection of textile treasures from Sudeley’s history displaying textile techniques spanning over 400 years. This fine exhibition has been described as one of the best in the country and includes a 17th century Stumpwork casket, delicate lace and a Sheldon tapestry.