Member events

Member events

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As a member of Historic Royal Palaces, enjoy exclusive member-only events all year round.

Member events at Hampton Court Palace

Meet a State Apartment Warder in the Members’ Room

Dates: 13 Aug, 8 Sept – tours start at 11.00 and 14.00 respectively. 

Price: FREE for new members (suitable for children of all ages)

Members are lucky enough to have the services of a State Apartment Warder for one day a month in the Members’ room to show new members around, answer any questions or tell you about the ghosts and characters inhabiting the palace.

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Book club

Our next meeting dates are:

NO MEETING IN AUGUST

14 Sept Hollow Crown by Dan Jones

The meetings start at 18.30 and are held in the Clore centre at Hampton Court Palace. Please email members@hrp.org.uk if you would like to be part of the group and receive emails about the books we are discussing.

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Lunchtime lectures

These monthly lunch lectures are a favourite among many members and the staff who have taken part. We have some super lectures coming up, we hope you can join us.

8 August – Encounters with the past, talk from the Writer and Director

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5 September - Christopher Stevens, Superintendent of the Royal Collection, will be speaking about the Hampton Court Palace Salvage Team

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All the lectures start at 12noon and tickets are £6, including a light lunch buffet. Please note these lunchtime events are extremely popular so please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

The Hampton Court Garden Lectures

To celebrate the Year of the Garden we have a series of talks hosted by members of the gardens team and curatorial team based at the palace.

22 Aug – Anthony Boulding, History of the Gardens and my 42 years of working at HRP

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19 Sept – Nicholas Garbutt, Wildlife biodiversity at Hampton Court Palace – our work

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10 Oct – Vicki Cooke, The Royal Kitchen Garden

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Each lecture starts at 12noon and tickets are £10 and includes a buffet lunch including a glass of wine.

Real Tennis
Dates: 9 and 16 Aug, 6 and 20 Sept, doors open for drinks and nibbles at 18.30.
Price: £15 including refreshments
Back by popular demand, this is your opportunity to get close to some Real Tennis professionals and see them in action.  This beautiful court has played host to Henry VIII himself and could certainly tell some tales.  Come and enjoy a glass of wine while you try and figure out the very complex rules.

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Rooftop Tour of Hampton Court Palace
Dates: Alternate Saturday and Sundays throughout summer from Saturday 23 July, starting at 14.00 and 16.00. Please meet in the Members’ Room at 13.50 and 15.50 respectively
Price: £25 – over 12s only

One of the highlights of each year is the opportunity to get up on the roof of Hampton
Court Palace and have a palace experience like no other. These tours show off the palace to absolute best advantage and there is an expert guide to lead the group round making sure the occasion is as spectacular as the view!

As you can imagine demand for these tours is extremely high and as the roof is a delicate conservation area we can only take small groups up at a time.

Sunday 31 July - 2pm and 4pm
Saturday 6 Aug - 2pm and 4pm
Sunday 14 Aug - 2pm and 4pm
Saturday 20 Aug - 2pm and 4pm
Sunday 28 Aug - 2pm and 4pm
Saturday 3 Sept - 2pm and 4pm
Sunday 11 Sept - 2pm and 4pm

Sensible, closed-toe footwear MUST be worn and admittance will be refused if footwear is deemed unsafe.

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Painted Ladies & Harlots
Dates: 16 and 30 Aug starting at 11.00 in Apartment 33.  (sold out)

Price: £10
See the rooms occupied by Barbara Villiers, the greatest of the Restoration mistresses, and the secret staircase which linked her apartments with those of the King!

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Baroque Palace and Little Banqueting House
Dates: 11 and 25 August, 6 and 22 Sept, all starting at 11.00
Price: £10
Get in touch with the lesser-known baroque palace when you join Siobhan Clarke, Guide Lecturer, for a tour of the gardens and the beautiful Little Banqueting House of King William III.

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Booking information

You can book tickets for members' events online or by calling 020 3166 6327 and press 3  (unless otherwise stated). Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 17.00. If buying tickets online please use your login details and click 'buy member event tickets'.  

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