Henry VIII liked a party, and was apparently no mean musician himself ! So I’m sure he would approve of concerts being held in his home, Hampton Court. But what are the effects of the loud music on Henry’s windows and the objects he collected ? To answer that, we’ve done a study on how much these things rattle and as a result have agreed a set of noise limits on the performers. So now Henry and his visitors can party on, safe in the knowledge everything will be as it should be the morning after!
Dr Ian Gibb, Conservation scientist