Tudor family fun

The Pantaloons perform a hilarious adaptation of Shakespearean theatre

Treading in the footsteps of Henry VIII family adventurers can explore literally high and low at the site of this former Tudor palace. ‘Tag’ a clay tile with your own message or drawing for the new roof. On selected dates, look out for costumed Tudor courtiers, or lose yourself in the excitement of family outdoor theatre.

A Tudor courtier a The Vyne

Meet a Tudor courtier

With their feathered hats and 'Gable Hood' headdresses, walk amongst the Lords and Ladies of Tudor society who followed Henry VIII on his royal progress in 1535.

The Pantaloons perform a hilarious adaptation of Shakespearean theatre

The Pantaloons present 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Midsummer night. An enchanted forest. Puck and his musical fairy band tell a tale of lovers, mechanicals, and magical mayhem. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons present their innovative and hilarious open-air version of Shakespeare's timeless comedy - told, as ever, in their own distinctive and anarchic style.

A resistivity metre during a geophysical survey

Geophysics in action

Come to The Vyne and see a geophysical survey in action. This archaeological investigation uses sensors rather than digging to find out what Tudor features lie buried beneath the north lawn.

Old tiles on The Vyne's roof

Oxford Rock Breakdown Laboratory

For the first time, scientists are analysing building materials from the roof. To get closer to the action on 1-2 July, you can work alongside researchers from the Oxford Rock Breakdown Laboratory using cutting edge technology.

Aphoto of Amanda Sutherland, Project Conservator

Meet the project specialist- Project Conservator

Enjoy a 'behind-the-scenes' experience with our project conservator Amanda Sutherland on 28 June (2-3pm). You'll be taken on a tour of the house to hear how the team have protected precious interiors during this challenging roof project.