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: 19 May and 18 June – 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:

11 May we will be reading Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

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. Find out more by visiting the members blog.

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.

9 May – Ian Franklin, State Apartment Warder, will be talking about Grace and Favour at Hampton Court Palace. Garden Room, Hampton Court Palace.

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20 June (fully booked) - Constantina Vlachou, Senior Conservation Scientist, will be talking about Henry VIII’s tapestries. Garden Room, Hampton Court Palace.

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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.

16 May - Sebastian Edwards, Capability Brown and The Empress and the Gardener exhibition

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27 June – Gill Strudwick, Caring for the Great Vine

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11 July – Martin Enchcomb, Glasshouse Nursery and growing Exotics

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

Rooftop Tours of Hampton Court Palace – May Bank Holiday weekends

Dates: 30 April (fully booked), 1 (fully booked) and 2 May (fully booked), and 28, 29, 30 May at 14.00 and 16.00 - please meet in the Members’ Room at 13.50 and 15.50 respectively

Price: £25 – over 12s only.

We have two tours are taking place over both the May Bank Holiday weekends starting at 14.00 and 16.00, meeting in the Members’ Room at Hampton Court Palace. 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.

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

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Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen with Alison Weir

Date: 9 May (fully booked), doors open at 18.30 starting at 19.00 in the Great Hall

Price: £20 including a drinks reception

Come and hear bestselling author and one of Historic Royal Palaces’ most celebrated supporters, Alison Weir, talking about the first in her new six-book series about each of King Henry VIII’s wives.

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The Private Life of the Tudors with Dr Tracy Borman

Date: 23 May(fully booked), doors open at 18.30 starting at 19.00 in the Great Hall

Price: £20 including a drinks reception

Dr Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography of Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes talking about her new book which reveals the intimate secrets of the Tudor court and the private lives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and more.

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 After hours garden tours lead by Anthony Boulding

Date: 28 June (fully booked), doors open at 18.00 for a drinks reception and the tour starts promptly at 18.30.

Price: £15, includes refreshments before the tour in the Clore Gallery.

Join us for our first ever evening walking tour of the beautiful Hampton Court Palace gardens that run down the river Thames.

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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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