The Banqueting House is closed to the public for planned conservation work - it will re-open on 20 April 2018.
Admission rates and booking information
School visits to the Banqueting House are arranged on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for more information.
Our sessions can accommodate up to 35 students. Browse current school sessions on offer.
In order to obtain the subsidised entry rate, we require bookings at least 2 months in advance, and payment is due 6 weeks prior to the visit. We often sell out of the subsidised entry rate, so please do provide as much notice as possible in order to avoid disappointment.
If you book with less than 6 weeks’ notice we will require payment immediately and your cancellation and amendment deadline will be 5pm the same day that the booking is confirmed.School Sessions Terms and Conditions Safeguarding Security Statement
Minimum adult to student ratios:
Age 6 yrs (KS1) and under: 1:5
Age 7 (KS2) to 16 yrs: 1:10
The subsidised learning rate is only available to book Monday – Friday during UK term time. We cannot offer the learning rate during school holidays or on bank holidays.
If you are interested in arranging a self-led visit, booking a school session, or have special requirements, complete the booking request forms below.
For any further inquiries, please contact us by email.Email the Learning Team
After receiving your booking request, we will confirm that we have made a booking for you by emailing you an invoice, which must be paid in advance of your visit date and according to our payment terms. Please note that we cannot amend the booking numbers after payment has been made. Any extra tickets must be purchased on the day at standard group rates.
Our preferred method of payment is by BACS. Email us to arrange payment by BACS.Email to set up BACS payment
Cheques should be drawn on a British bank and made payable to ‘Historic Royal Palaces’. Cheques should be sent to the Finance Department at Hampton Court Palace. Please send your payment to:
Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU
Contact us on +44 (0) 20 3166 6646 to make a payment. Please have ready your event and invoice reference number, name of cardholder as it appears on the card, card number, security code and expiry date.
Alternatively fax your details to the Operations team at Hampton Court Palace, +44 (0) 20 3166 6655.
We regret that no refunds can be given for cancellations made less than six weeks in advance of your visit, nor for tickets purchased in advance that are not used on the day.
If a cancellation has to be made due to exceptional circumstances, every effort will be made to reschedule your visit.