Closures and Notices

Closures and Notices


We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful Tudor and Baroque palace.

Due to essential maintenance and on-going conservation in and around the palace, we may have to close areas from time to time so please be advised of this information concerning your visit.




The Magic Garden will be closed for maintenance and upkeep on the following dates in 2017:

  • Monday 19 June
  • Monday 11 September


15-17 May: there will be a very limited deli offer and little dining space in the Tiltyard Café due to refurbishment work. 

22-24 May: the Tiltyard Café will be closing at 15:00 for maintenance work. The toilets there will be unavailable all day.


Tuesday 13 June: the palace and gardens will be closing at 14:00 for a private event, last entry 12:30. Please note that tickets are not available for this date in advance.  

The Chapel Royal and Royal Pew (so Henry VIII's Crown) will be closed from 12:00 on Sunday 11 June until the morning of Wednesday 14 June as well.


Please note that the public viewing gallery at Tennis Court in the gardens and the Magic Garden are both only open to visitors during summer months.


Free Entry to the Formal Gardens

Free entry to the formal gardens: We offer free access to the palace’s East Front Gardens between the hours of 9am and 10am throughout the year. In addition to this daily opening, there are an additional nine days of free access to the Palace’s formal gardens during the palace’s summer season in 2017:

  • National Garden Open Day: We will be opening the East and South Front Gardens free of charge on 1 August each year in conjunction with the National Gardens Scheme. 
  • Hampton Court Palace Flower Show: We will be opening the East and South Front Gardens for the duration of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show: 4 – 9 July 2017
  • Open House Weekend: We will be opening the East and South Front Gardens for the duration of Open House Weekend: 16 – 17 September 2017


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