British Sign Language tours
Must be pre-booked*
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November
No booking required – just turn up and join in the fun**
Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 December 2016 (Christmas)
*How to book
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Text Relay 18001 020 3166 6000 least two weeks in advance with your preferred date. If you wish to pre-arrange a different date, please also give us two weeks notice so that we can book the interpreter.
**On arrival, please go to the Information Centre off Base Court and make yourself known to the staff. They will find the interpreter/guide for you and someone will come to collect you.
If you would like to visit on a date that suits you and is not listed above, please get in touch with details of your preferred date and we will book an interpreter for you.
About the tours
A BSL interpreter guide and a Deaf BSL-using guide will be available from 10.30am on the days listed.
There is no additional cost - this is included in normal palace admission tickets.
Itineraries can be tailored to individual or group needs.
The BSL interpreter will follow the palace's daily costumed presentations. Ask at the Information Centre about where to join the tour if you arrive later in the day. The interpreter wears a purple tabard so can easily be identified by the staff.
The Deaf guide will give guided tours of areas of the palace not covered by the costumed guides. Both will remain on site until late afternoon or for as long as visitors require.
Group leaders planning to bring a large party may wish to arrange a private date that is just for their group.
Hampton Court Palace reserves the right to move the planned BSL interpreter presence to cover special events.
A handy access guide
(PDF 829KB) Palace and visiting information for visitors with disabilities.
Visitor information in British Sign Language
For information on access, admission tickets, getting to Hampton Court Palace, opening times and events at the palace, please view our video:
Video: Visitor information on Hampton Court Palace in British Sign Language