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: 8 Oct and 3 Nov – 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:

14 Sept - Hollow Crown by Dan Jones
12 Oct - Book TBC
16 Nov - Book TBC

The meetings start at 18.30 and are held in the Clore centre at Hampton Court Palace. Please email 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.

24 Oct: Jane Spooner, Historic Buildings Curator, will be talking about Medieval Art. Hampton Court Palace, Apartment 33. (fully booked)

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7 Nov: Anna Keay, Author, will be talking about her latest book The Last Royal Rebel at the Tower of London.

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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.

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: 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 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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Baroque Palace and Little Banqueting House

Dates: 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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Celebrating Edward VI’s Birthday
Date: 13 Oct starting promptly at 2pm
Price: £10 including tea and coffee
This event is a talk by Siobhan Clarke, one of Historic Royal Palaces’ finest guide lecturers. Siobhan will be in full Tudor costume and the talk will take place the day after Edward VI’s birthday in Apartment 33. This will be a very special way to mark his birthday – in the very room where he was born.

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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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