British Sign Language tours

British Sign Language tours

A BSL interpreter at Hampton Court Palace

Experience over 500 years of royal history. Get the most from your visit by arranging to come on one of our pre-arranged dates when a BSL interpreter and BSL-using guide will be on site.

Available dates

No booking required – just turn up and join in the fun**
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September 2014
Sunday 28 and Monday 29 December 2014 (Christmas)

Must be pre-booked*
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October 2014
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November 2014

*How to book
Email hamptoncourt@hrp.org.uk or call Text Relay 18001 0844 482 7777 with details of your preferred date or to pre-arrange another. Please give at least two weeks notice of a different date so that we can book the interpreter.

**On arrival, please go to the Information Centre off Base Court and make yourself known to the staff. They will find the interpreter/guide for you and someone will come to collect you.

If you would like to visit on a date that suits you and is not listed above, please get in touch with details of your preferred date and we will book an interpreter for you.


About the tours

A BSL interpreter guide and a Deaf BSL-using guide will be available from 10.30am on the days listed. 

There is no additional cost - this is included in normal palace admission tickets.

Itineraries can be tailored to individual or group needs. 

The BSL interpreter will follow the palace's daily costume guided tour/presentation programme. Ask at the Information Centre about where to join the tour if you arrive later in the day. The interpreter wears a purple tabard so can easily be identified by the staff.

The Deaf guide will give guided tours of areas of the palace not covered by the costumed guides. Both will remain on site until late afternoon or for as long as visitors require.

Group leaders planning to bring a large party may wish to arrange a private date that is just for their group.

Hampton Court Palace reserves the right to move the planned BSL interpreter presence to cover special events.


Related items

A handy access guide
(PDF 829KB)  Palace and visiting information for visitors with disabilities.


Visitor information in British Sign Language

For information on access, admission tickets, getting to Hampton Court Palace, opening times and events at the palace, please view our video:

Video: Visitor information on Hampton Court Palace in British Sign Language



Downloadable Resources

Some files are provided in PDF format - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

  1. Click here to download Acrobat Reader
  2. Alternatively, Adobe offers a service for converting PDFs into HTML or plain text. Access this service here


    Access at Hampton Court Palace
    (Adobe PDF, 829KB)

    HRP-wide Access Guide 2013
    (Adobe PDF, 1.16MB)

    Your day at Court - September 2014
    (Adobe PDF, 451KB)

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