How to book

How to book

Clore Learning Centre door handles

Information about booking a visit for a learning group to Hampton Court Palace.

We are delighted to offer reduced admission rates for our Learning & Engagement visitors.

Booking in 3 easy steps...

1. Consider your visit details

When would you like to visit?

Please select a first and second choice dates. Please be aware that dates can sell out a long time in advance - please do book as early as possible.

How many students and adults will be in your party?

Minimum adult to student ratios:
Age 6 yrs (KS1) and under:  1:5
Age 7 (KS2) to 16 yrs:  1:10

Teachers and adults fulfilling these ratios are admitted free of charge, as well as adults needed for 1:1 assistance. Additional adults will be charged the standard group rate which is currently £15.75 per adult.

Would you like to book a learning session?

Our sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Please choose your preferred sessions from the information on our sessions for schools pages. Note that sessions are not always available in the first and last weeks of term.


2. Make a booking

For all bookings for 2015/2016
Follow the easy steps below and email the team with your school details, preferred dates and numbers of students and adults at

Fill in the booking request form and email it to the address above
Booking request form (PDF, 60KB) >

If you are an agency booking on behalf of a school group please complete and submit the form below to
Booking request form (PDF, 61KB) >


3. Payment

After receiving your booking information we will send you a proforma invoice.

We require payment at least six weeks before your visit. After paying you'll receive a confirmation pack of planning information, including risk assessments, and a voucher for preliminary visit tickets. Any extra tickets must be purchased on the day at standard group rates.  

Payment options


Cheques should be drawn on a British bank and made payable to ‘Historic Royal Palaces’. Cheques should be sent to the Finance Dept at HamptonCourt Palace. Please send your payment to:

Operations Team - Administration Office

Learning & Engagement

The Clore Learning Centre
Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU

Credit card

For credit card payments include your reservation number, name of cardholder as it appears on the card, card number, security code and expiry date. You may make one combined payment for entry and education sessions. Please fax your details to the operations team at Hampton Court Palace, +44 (0) 20 3166 6655

BACS payment
We can accept payment by BACS. Please contact us to make arrangements.

Refunds and cancellations
We regret that no refunds can be given for cancellations made less than six weeks in advance of your visit, nor for tickets purchased in advance that are not used on the day. 

If a cancellation has to be made due to exceptional circumstances, every effort will be made to reschedule your visit.


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