Tudor tales and rooftop revelations: What you’ll discover at The Vyne

A portrait of Henry VIII attributed to Hans Holbein

From our new rooftop walkway you’ll literally see history being revealed as the roof is taken off in front of you. Chat with our conservation experts and leave your mark on a hand-made clay tile that will protect The Vyne for centuries to come. In the summer our magnificent north lawn forms the back-drop to lively Shakespearean theatre for all ages.

The Pantaloons perform a hilarious adaptation of Shakespearean theatre

Tudor family fun

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 roof guide chats with a visitor on The Vyne's rooftop walkway

Eight things grown-ups shouldn't miss during The Vyne's roof project

The curious can unlock behind-the-scenes stories with our new programme highlights. Take in new views from our walkway and get a bird’s eye view of the rooftop being stripped bare. On selected dates, our project experts will give you the inside story on this complex conservation project. Spend a summer’s evening indulging in an exclusive evening roof tour or a spot of outdoor theatre. In an exclusive lecture, Oxford University historian Dr. Lucy Kaufman takes you back to the cusp of the Reformation and Henry VIII’s visit to The Vyne. Read on to see all eight highlights.