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Art Deco fair takes over king's ex-home

PUBLISHED: 12:04 06 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:54 25 August 2010

AN ART Deco fair will be taking over the childhood home of Henry VIII for two days.

AN ART Deco fair will be taking over the childhood home of Henry VIII for two days.

English Heritage's Art Deco Fair will be at Eltham Palace in Court Yard, Eltham, on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am until 5pm, when visitors will have the chance to browse and buy everything from jewellery to furniture.

Visitors manager at the palace, Richard Smith-Gore, said: "Art Deco dealers from around the country will be attending, so if you are a 1930s enthusiast or simply love opulent, elegant period pieces, you will thoroughly enjoy the event. In addition, visitors can take a break from browsing the fair to get true inspiration from the Art Deco mansion built by Stephen and Virginia Courtauld."

The fair will be held in the atmospheric Great Hall, which is the main surviving part of the original Tudor palace, linked to the 1930s mansion in which Henry VIII spent much of his childhood.

Tickets to the fair, which includes entry to the house and its gardens, cost £8.70 for adults, £7.40 for concessions, £4.40 for children and £21.80 for a family ticket.

English Heritage members go free. Call: 020 8294 2548 for further details.

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