We will be opening our next exhibition ‘The Embroidered Home’ from Monday 28 January at Hampton Court Palace.

The new exhibition will reflect how homes have historically been decorated with embroidered pieces and will feature pieces from the RSN’s unique Collection.

The exhibits are worked in a variety of techniques and include bedspreads, sheets, tablecloths, cushion covers, fire screens as well as smaller items such as letter holders and table mats. The exhibition embodies a fascinating social history from the 19th and 20th centuries with many pieces evoking memories and telling stories of their own.

Visiting the Exhibition

There are different Exhibition Tour options to suit all interests. We offer bookable Talk & Tours, Curator’s Tours, Family Stitch Workshop, Tour & Tasters and Bespoke Group Tours by appointment.

Tours start from just £16 per person and the Exhibition runs until August 2019. Book now .

Tour & Taster Workshop

View the exhibition and complete your RSN experience with a taster hand embroidery session inspired by the Exhibition itself. Your day will begin with a talk by a member of staff who will share fascinating historical facts and information about the Royal School of Needlework. You’ll then have the chance to view the exquisite pieces of embroidery in the Exhibition. In the afternoon, one of our expert RSN Tutors will introduce you to a variety of embroidery stitches and techniques in your taster class.

Book a Tour & Taster Workshop

Talk & Tour

Book as an individual or a small group to see one of our beautiful, themed Exhibitions displayed in our Studio. You’ll view a selection of exquisite pieces from our Collection plus outstanding embroideries by some of our talented tutors and students. You’ll also learn about the RSN’s history and our Curator’s inspiration behind the exhibition with a 30 minute presentation by an RSN staff member or tutor. Depending on the confidentiality of commissions in our Embroidery Studio you may have the opportunity to see our stitchers working (likely but not guaranteed).

RSN Talk & Tours are non-refundable.

Book a Talk & Tour

If your group consists of more than six people please see Group Tours.

Curator’s Tour

A Curator’s Tour will feature a themed aspect of our Collection in more detail.  You’ll enjoy a short lecture by our Chief Executive Dr Susan Kay-Williams as well as the opportunity to view items from the RSN’s extensive Collection. The items are rarely seen by the public so it’s a real exclusive. A must for the embroidery enthusiast.

RSN Curator’s Tours are non-refundable.

Book a Curator’s Tour (£22 per person)

Request a Group Curator’s Tour (From £22 per person)

We enjoyed the exhibition greatly and, as usual, were overwhelmed by the beauty of the objects on display as well as appreciating the skill involved.

Tour & Taster Workshops

Start Date Name Details Location Category Price Availability
31/01/2019 - 11:00 am

TT09 1 Day Tour & Taster Workshop Poppy and Daisy

£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 8 123
£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 8 123
12/02/2019 - 11:00 am

TT10 1 Day Tour & Taster Workshop Poppy and Daisy

£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123
£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123
20/02/2019 - 11:00 am

FD02 Family Stitch Workshop

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU £30.00 6 123
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU £30.00 6 123
14/03/2019 - 11:00 am

TT11 1 Day Tour & Taster Workshop Poppy and Daisy

£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123
£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123
09/04/2019 - 11:00 am

TT12 1 Day Tour & Taster Workshop Berlin Wool Work Scissor Keeper

£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123
£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123
23/05/2019 - 11:00 am

TT13 1 Day Tour & Taster Workshop Berlin Wool Work Scissor Keeper

£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 11 123
£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 11 123
11/06/2019 - 11:00 am

TT14 1 Day Tour & Taster Workshop Poppy and Daisy

£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123
£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123
11/07/2019 - 11:00 am

TT15 1 Day Tour & Taster Workshop Poppy and Daisy

£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123
£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123
13/08/2019 - 11:00 am

TT16 1 Day Tour & Taster Workshop Berlin Wool Work Scissor Keeper

£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123
£75.00*Price includes the cost of £20.00 for the required kit. 12 123

Curator’s Tours

Start Date Name Details Location Category Price Availability
16/02/2019 - 10:30 am

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 21 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 21 123
16/02/2019 - 2:00 pm

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 10 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 10 123
09/03/2019 - 10:30 am

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
09/03/2019 - 2:00 pm

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
06/04/2019 - 10:30 am

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
06/04/2019 - 2:00 pm

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 19 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 19 123
18/05/2019 - 10:30 am

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 21 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 21 123
18/05/2019 - 2:00 pm

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
15/06/2019 - 10:30 am

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
15/06/2019 - 2:00 pm

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
13/07/2019 - 10:30 am

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
13/07/2019 - 2:00 pm

2 Hour Curator’s Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £22.00 24 123

Talk & Tours

Start Date Name Details Location Category Price Availability
30/01/2019 - 11:00 am

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 22 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 22 123
31/01/2019 - 2:00 pm

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
14/02/2019 - 11:00 am

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 22 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 22 123
14/02/2019 - 2:00 pm

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
12/03/2019 - 2:00 pm

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
13/03/2019 - 11:00 am

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
10/04/2019 - 2:00 pm

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
21/05/2019 - 11:00 am

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 22 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 22 123
22/05/2019 - 11:00 am

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 23 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 23 123
11/06/2019 - 2:00 pm

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
12/06/2019 - 11:00 am

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
10/07/2019 - 2:00 pm

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
13/08/2019 - 2:00 pm

1.5hr Talk & Tour, The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey, UK £16.00 24 123