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

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 in the winter.

23 November – Tim Powell will be talking about our project to digitally rediscover The Lost Palace of Whitehall, in Apartment 33, Hampton Court Palace.

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18 January – Find out about London Air Ambulance and our joint fundraising event taking place on 17 April 2016, Hampton Court Palace*.

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10 February – Tracy Borman will be talking about her new book, The Story of the Tower of London in the New Armouries Meeting Suite, Tower of London.

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7 March – Russell Downs will be talking about his role as Wildlife Officer, in Apartment 33, Hampton Court Palace.

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*Advanced warning
On 17 April 2016 London’s Air Ambulance and Historic Royal Palaces will be holding a joint fundraising venture, a 5k family challenge taking place in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace and Home Park. Find out more about the event and hear from one of London's Air Ambulance advanced trauma medics.

Book club

Our winter meeting dates are:

9 December
13 January
10 February
16 March

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. Find out more by visiting the members blog.

Meet a State Apartment Warder in the Members’ Room

Dates: 5 November, 5 December, 1 January, 28 January, 27 February and 24 March– tours start at 11.00 and 14.00 respectively, from the Members’ Room.

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 members around, answer any questions or tell you about the ghosts and characters inhabiting the palace.

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Grace and Favour through the ages

Dates: 19 and 26 November, 3 and 17 December, 21 January, 11 and 25 February, 17 March starting promptly at 11.00 – please meet in the Members’ Room at 10.50 respectively

Price: £10

Hampton Court Palace is synonymous with Grace and Favour indeed members will know that the Members’ Room was an old apartment used for many years as a Grace and Favour lodging. Siobhan Clarke will lead this and will give members a history of Grace and Favour as well as a sneak peek into some of the long forgotten spaces.

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Members’ Annual Carol Service in the Chapel Royal

Date: 15 December starting at 19.30 (please note members will not be admitted to the Chapel Royal before 19.30)

Please note tickets go on sale at 0900 on 23 November and no tickets will be sold before that date. Please note no admittance will be granted before 19.30 and members may be waiting outside in the rain and/or snow!

Firmly established as an annual tradition in the Historic Royal Palaces’ calendar, the member-only carol service is truly an occasion fit for a king – or queen! Join the choir of the Chapel Royal and warm up those vocal chords for a very special service in Christmas week.

This event is extremely popular and the Chapel Royal has limited capacity. Booking is essential and the event is only open to members of Historic Royal Palaces.

Price: £10 for adults, £7.50 for children over 5

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Hans Sloane Chocolate

Date: 1 December in the Clore Centre Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.  Doors open 18.30 for a 18.45 start

Price: £15

Please join us for a delicious evening of chocolate tasting whilst exploring the history of chocolate at Hampton Court Palace with Food Historian Marc Meltonville as well as an insight into the life of Sir Hans Sloane.

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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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