Closures and notices

Closures and notices

Visitors in the centre of the Maze

We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful Tudor and Baroque palace.

Due to essential maintenance in and around the palace, we may have to close areas from time to time so please be advised of this information concerning your visit.

Closures

The Georgian Private Apartments, known as the Cumberland Suite, are closed for a major refurbishment programme. We are re-instating William Kent’s wonderful 1730’s designs and improving the existing art display and lighting systems. We are also refurbishing a room called the ‘Large Light Closet’ which has never been open to the public before. In November 2014 the whole suite will re-open as The Cumberland Art Gallery. Key artworks from the Royal Collection will be on display - a 'must see' for art lovers!

Please note that the Tennis Court in the gardens is only open to visitors during summer months. 


3-9 November 2014: the Queen's Apartments will be closed whilst changes to the Glorious Georges exhibition are made

2 November 2014 - 1 February 2015: the Gardens Exhibition, off the Garden Shop, will be closed for refurbishment in preparation for an exhibition later next year to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown's birth.

24 November - 19 December 2014: Young Henry VIII's Story will be closed for refurbishment.

The Baroque Story

Our new introduction to the Baroque part of the palace is located behind the colonnade in Clock Court. It tells the story of William III and Mary II and their building programme at Hampton Court Palace.


Chapel Royal and Henry VIII's Crown of State

Hampton Court Palace has its own 'crown jewels' now. Henry VIII's Crown of State is on display in the Royal Pew above the Chapel Royal.

It is on display 10.00 - 16.00 Monday to Saturday and between 12.30 - 15.00 on Sundays. When there are services in the Chapel Royal, the Royal Pew will be closed for the duration of the service. This could be for the whole afternoon if the service is a wedding.

Please note that if there is a queue to see it, visitors will be prevented from joining the end of the queue shortly before the scheduled closure times. This could be as much as half an hour beforehand. If you prefer to avoid the crowds and queuing, make the Royal Pew the first thing you see - don't save it until the end of your visit or you could miss out.

The crown is on permanent display so will still be here when you visit Hampton Court on another occasion. 

Please note that photography is not allowed in the Chapel Royal or the Royal Pew.

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